European Soldier Beans
The European Soldier Bean, also called a "red eye," is a white bean related to the navy bean. It is identified by the splashes of dark red surrounding the "eye" of the bean, which some people think resemble a toy soldier.
Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight. Rinse, place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 60 to 90 minutes, until tender.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
European Soldier Beans.
In this simple green salad, our eye-catching European Soldier Beans offer a unique alternative to common white beans, with the same mild flavor and high protein and fiber content. Soaking the beans before cooking allows them to better maintain their shape through cooking.