Throw them into a hearty soup, stew or casserole – minestrone, ribollita or pasta e fagioli. Mix with tuna, beans and red onions for a quick summer salad, or make a simple side for meat or fish by heating them with garlic, rosemary and olive oil.
Unopened borlotti beans can be stored indefinitely. Once opened, don’t keep your beans in the tin – turn them out into a covered bowl and they’ll last for 3 or 4 days in the fridge. They can also be frozen, though their texture becomes a bit mushy when thawed, so they’ll be better for stews than adding to salads.
Essential is a workers’ co-operative based in the Westcountry. They’ve been trading in ethical produce for even longer than Riverford and are fantastically knowledgeable about their products.
They’ve managed to combine growing into one of the UK’s leading organic and Fairtrade wholesalers with remaining fanatically devoted to sustainable and ethical standards of living, business and food production.
Borlotti beans, water*
Allergens in bold.
|Energy (kJ)||419 kJ|
|Energy (kCal)||103 kCal|
|Fat (g)||0.8 g|
|of which Saturates (g)||0.1 g|
|Carbohydrate (g)||12.8 g|
|of which Sugars(g)||1.3 g|
|Protein (g)||7.6 g|
|Salt (g)||trace g|