white bean


Definition of white bean 

: a white kidney bean (such as a cannellini bean)

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The Roman-style pizza is the center of attention here, but don't ignore starters like fried risotto croquettes and white beans with sage and black pepper. Keith Flanagan, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Places for Pizza in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 Settle in with a pint of the Village Idiot Brown Ale and tuck into seasonal offerings like the Barnsley lamb chop (£16) with white beans, heritage tomatoes and herb dressing. New York Times, "36 Hours in the Cotswolds," 17 May 2018 Serve with sautéed garlicky greens, stewed white beans, or simple mashed potatoes. Lesley Porcelli, House Beautiful, "Slow-Cooked Pork with Spanish Paprika and Sweet Spices Recipe," 11 Nov. 2010 The menu changes daily, but the mac and cheese is a staple, as are rustic dishes such as pork and white bean chili, root vegetable curry and beef bread pudding. Melanie D.g. Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way," 12 July 2018 For a third dish, whir a hearty spread of white beans and tahini in a food processor and spike it with plenty of lemon; the puree is similar to hummus. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Prepare several mezze plates for this rehearsal dinner, which won’t cost a crazy amount of money," 4 June 2018 The French cassoulet consisted of white beans, Toulouse sausage, confit duck leg, and bacon lardon, and was a rich, decadent dish and abundant enough for leftovers. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 Fried-to-order catfish, chicken and pork chops come straight from the kitchen, as do specials like white beans (Tuesday and Wednesday only) and red beans (Thursday and Friday), and the always-popular stuffed catfish. Brett Anderson, NOLA.com, "Yes indeed, Lord: Queen's Cuisine, where everything comes from the heart," 6 June 2018 Vegan white chili with spicy white beans, celery, onions, cilantro, red pepper, jalapenos and tofu in a vegan base. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "Get a taste of New Orleans at Yats in Valparaiso," 23 May 2018

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1763, in the meaning defined above

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