Snow Cap Beans
The heirloom Snow Cap Bean gets its name from the ivory-colored "cap of snow" that covers about half of its 1/2-inch-long reddish-tan body, which is marked with variegated streaks of deep red.
Carefully sort beans, and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse. Return to pot and cover by 2 inches with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or until tender.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Snow Cap Beans.
Snow Cap Beans retain their distinctive ivory-colored “cap of snow” markings and rustic red body when cooked, making them ideal for this visually striking Italian bean salad. Their smooth, almost potato-like texture plays off the freshness of the lemon and basil, while crushed Calabrian Chiles lend a tinge of heat.