Borlotti beans, also known as cranberry beans, are beautiful beige beans with flecks of red. The shell is inedible, but the beans inside have a creamy texture and a perfect nutty flavor, although they don’t maintain their bright color after cooking. Dried borlotti beans are readily available and can be soaked overnight before using. Borlotti beans are a great source of fiber, essential minerals and a good source of plant protein. The creamy borlotti beans, infused with the earthy aroma of fresh rosemary and the richness of garlic, create a comforting and satisfying meal. It’s fun to serve the beans over lightly toasted bread, they can be served over a salad, stuffed into a baked potato or a bell pepper. Also consider making borlotti bean tacos or nachos!