Dried Cannellini beans are a variety of white beans popular in throughout Italy, particularly in Tuscany. Other names for the bean include white kidney bean and fazolia bean. They are similar to white navy beans & these large white beans are often mistaken for great northern beans, as the two are so alike in appearance. Cook up beautifully in soups or stews or try the recipe for a summer salad I have listed below.
Before cooking, cannellini beans must be thoroughly rinsed. When cooked, the cannellini bean is fluffy and creamy. They are typically known for their smooth texture and nutty flavor.