Cranberry Beans with Parsley Pesto

Number of Servings: 8 (393 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 50 min.

This simple dish can be made with any bean and any pesto. It’s a perfect option for nextover planning: make a big pot of beans for multiple meals and use leftover pesto from another dinner.


  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 cups shelled, fresh cranberry beans (about 2¼ lbs. unshelled beans)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1¼ cups chopped, seeded, plum tomatoes (about 2 large)
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¾ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in cranberry beans and 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, until beans are tender (40 minutes).
  2. Drain beans; place in a large bowl. Stir in tomatoes and onion.
  3. Combine parsley and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until finely chopped, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  4. Add herb mixture to the bean mixture, and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 393 g

Amount per serving
Calories 400
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 25g 89%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 162.1mg 10%
Iron 5.5mg 35%
Potassium 1425mg 30%
Vitamin A 44.7mcg 6%
Vitamin C 13.1mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.2mg 6%
Vitamin K 108.5mcg 90%
Thiamin 0.8mg 70%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 6.4mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 607.2mcg 152%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.8mcg 6%
Chloride 41mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.8mg 20%
Phosphorus 391.4mg 30%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 166.4mg 40%
Zinc 3.8mg 35%
Selenium 13mcg 25%
Copper 0.9mg 100%
Manganese 1.1mg 50%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 2.4mcg 4%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Cranberry Beans, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Parsley, Olive Oil, Basil, Lemon Juice, Walnuts, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Salt, Garlic, Black Pepper.

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