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Cranberry Bean Recipes

cranberry bean recipes

As a professional writer, I am always on the lookout for unique and delicious recipes. Cranberry beans are one of my favorite ingredients to work with. Not only are they packed with flavor, but they are also incredibly versatile. In this article, I will be sharing some of my favorite cranberry bean recipes that are sure to impress your taste buds.

Cranberry Bean Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Recipe Category: Salad
  • Recipe Cuisine: American
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.5/5


  • 1 pound cranberry beans
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Soak the cranberry beans in water overnight.
  2. Drain the beans and rinse them under cold water.
  3. In a large pot, cover the beans with water and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and let simmer for 45 minutes, or until the beans are tender.
  5. Drain the beans and let them cool.
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the garlic, red onion, parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and black pepper.
  7. Add the cooled beans and toss to coat.
  8. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Information

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Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use canned cranberry beans instead of dried?
  • A: Yes, you can. Just be sure to rinse and drain them before using.

  • Q: Can I use a different type of bean in this recipe?
  • A: Absolutely. This recipe would work well with any type of bean.

  • Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
  • A: Yes, you can. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

  • Q: Can I freeze this recipe?
  • A: Yes, you can. It will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.

  • Q: Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?
  • A: Absolutely. Feel free to add any vegetables you like.

  • Q: Can I use a different type of vinegar in this recipe?
  • A: Yes, you can. Red wine vinegar works well, but you could also use white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, or apple cider vinegar.

Recipes Tips

If you don't have time to soak the beans overnight, you can use the quick soak method. Simply rinse the beans under cold water, place them in a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour. Drain the beans and proceed with the recipe as directed.

If you are using canned beans, be sure to rinse and drain them thoroughly before using. This will help to remove any excess sodium and improve the overall flavor of the dish.

You can easily customize this recipe to suit your tastes. Try adding different herbs, spices, or vegetables to create your own unique version of this delicious salad.