white bean


Definition of white bean 

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

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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 There’s no such thing as too much in these cups: Che CocoLeaf combines pandan jelly, red and white beans, coconut meat, the crimson faux pomegranate seeds called hot luu. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "In search of brain freeze," 21 May 2018 But Moody served the quail cassoulet — quail stuffed with garlic sausage and served in a white bean stew, and bizarrely, the wine tasted fine with it. Lauren Chval, RedEye Chicago, "How to get into red wine, whether you're at dinner or on a Netflix binge," 11 Jan. 2018 Use it in place of tuna for salmon-salad sandwiches, or try it in a creamy white bean soup. Emily Main, Good Housekeeping, "10 Healthiest Fish On The Planet," 25 June 2015

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1763, in the meaning defined above

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