Runner Cannellini is an heirloom bean that was originally cultivated in South America, brought up to Italy in the sixteenth century and then made its way to California in the late 1800’s. It is associated with and extremely popular in central Italy, Greece and France. It is larger than the traditional Cannellini bean and is preferred by chefs for its outstanding full-bodied flavor. Its texture is potato-like, smooth and starchy.
They are perfect in Italian dishes like minestrone soup or a pureed soup as well as Italian-style baked beans.
Great, versatile bean
Posted by Deb on Apr 14th 2019
This is my current favorite bean.
The beans can be added to salads, puréed with olive oil and garlic for a delicious dip, and put in soup. My favorite preparation right now is to heat them in rosemary infused olive oil ( with a little garlic), and serve them with greens that have been prepared the same way, beans and greens.
An Excellent White Bean
Posted by Pam in Sacramento on Dec 15th 2017
This is a great all around white bean. Excellent flavor and texture. Soaked them first and cooked in my Instant Pot with onions, garlic and a bay leaf. First meal, I served them simply with salt, pepper and a drizzle of high-quality local unfiltered extra virgin olive oil (Bariani). Second meal, i made a sauce of carmelized onions, tomatoes, garlic, thyme, parsley and cashew cream, and served that over the hot beans. Remainder and the broth went into a pot of minestrone. We will definitely get more of this bean.
Posted by email@example.com on Jul 1st 2017
These beans were delicious, robust and delicious.
Posted by Unknown on Jun 28th 2017
Wonderful beans. Cook in crock pot with olive oil and garlic.
Very Good Beans
Posted by Rebecca A Van Mol on Dec 6th 2016
I ordered 5 kinds of beans a week or two ago. These are the first I have used to make a white bean soup---just excellent. Looking forward to trying the other kinds. Thank-you for growing these heirlooms.
Best All Around Bean
Posted by Bill T on Aug 23rd 2016
I have cooked this bean many times and used it in many different ways .This is the best bean without question I have found.
Best beans ever
Posted by Paul L. Varley on Jun 22nd 2015
After reading the tips on prepping the beans. I proceeded to put together my Adirondack Style Baked Pork & Beans. WOW, I'll never use any other beans again.