I could not find cranberry bean anywhere, so I had to substitute pinto beans instead. Since they were already cooked, the cooking time was a lot shorter. The recipe was great, alhough it was thicker than I like for leftovers. I will be on the lookout for cranberry beans.
Cranberry Bean-Vegetable Soup with Pesto
Hollypop Posted: 11/15/10
davidslori Posted: 07/22/10
This is a really great recipe--I am so surprised no one has tried it yet! This is my first time trying cranberry beans and I am an instant lover of them! I used dried beans cooked in my crock pot for this recipe, so instead of adding 4 cups of water and cooking the beans I added the amount of already cooked beans and filled water to meet the top of them in a measuring cup, adding 1 more cup to the pot. Since I had sauteed all my veggies all I had to do was add the beans and water, plus some dried basil (I omitted the pesto topping for lack of time this go around). I encourage anyone to try this recipes, it is going in as one of my favorites.