Also known as cranberry beans in North America, borlotti beans are a traditional ingredient in many Italian soups, stews, and side dishes. Once cooked, borlotti have a nutty flavor and a creamy texture. Naturally occurring nutrients, low fat protein, and fiber make these Italian beans an excellent vegetarian ingredient. Popular dishes include stewed borlotti with tomato and vegetarian lasagna, where the beans’ tender texture is an excellent replacement for beef. Try them in a cold three bean salad side dish with extra virgin olive oil, or use in a vegetarian style chili and soup. Shop dried and canned borlotti, as well as other delicious Italian beans, at Supermarket Italy online grocery.