Fresh cranberry beans are available at farmers' markets and farm stands. Once shelled, they freeze well. Just blanch them briefly in boiling water, drain, cool and freeze in zip-top plastic bags. If you can't find them in your area, substitute another fresh shelled bean, such as fava or baby lima beans. Fresh beans need little embellishment beyond olive oil and sea salt.
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264 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 16g; carbohydrates 42.4g; fiber 7.6g; iron 3.6mg; sodium 290mg; calcium 87mg.