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Gigante Beans

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Gigante Beans are extra-large white runner beans, common in Greek cuisine. They have a sweet, mild taste and a meaty texture, and hold their shape well through cooking.

  • White to off-white

  • 3/4 to 1 inch long

  • Kidney shaped

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $5.75
    $0.38 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • For the traditional Greek dish "gigandes plaki," bake in garlicky tomato sauce and serve with feta cheese and crusty bread

  • Excellent in marinated salads, as they hold their shape and absorb surrounding flavors well

  • Add to soups for a hearty nutritional element

  • Pair with poultry, seafood and hearty greens, like kale

  • Basic prep

    Sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight in water to cover. Rinse and drain. Transfer to large pot and cover with fresh water by 4 inches. Bring water 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.

    Ingredients

    Beans

    Classic recipe

    Gigantes Plaki

    Gigantes plaki, a traditional Greek dish that translates to "giant baked beans," is a classic vegetarian dish that features gigante beans in a tomato sauce. Hearty enough to be eaten for a meal by itself, it also works well alongside other dishes as a complete ensemble.