Red haricot beans combine the striking colour of kidney beans with the tenderness of smaller haricot beans and can be used in place of either in any recipe.
Soak overnight, rinse, place in a pan and cover with plenty of cold water. Bring to boil and boil vigourously for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes until tender.
Please note: Like most red beans, Red Haricot Beans contain a natural toxin called lectin. It is essential to cook Red Haricot Beans as above to destroy the toxin and ensure they are safe to eat.
Cooking times for dried pulses will be longer at higher altitudes and when cooking with hard water or older pulses.
Adding bicarbonate of soda during soaking and/or cooking will soften the pulses and reduce the cooking time.
Cooked pulses can be used immediately or frozen for later use.
Red Haricot Beans
|Typical values||Per 100g|
|of which saturates||0.3g|
|of which sugars||3g|
Renowned plant scientist Colin Leakey bred this novel variety of bean by traditionally crossing older varieties. The beans are now grown on farms in Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Our Black Badgers are a classic brown Carlin Pea, also know as Black or Grey Peas and popularly served as Parched Peas in Lancashire, simply boiled up and eaten with vinegar and salt. With their firm texture and delicious nutty flavour, Carlin Peas make an excellent British substitute for chickpeas.View full product details
Our Kabuki variety Organic Marrowfat Peas are perfect for classic mushy peas but also fantastic in soups, dips and casseroles.
Grown by John Turner at Little Bytham, Lincolnshire.View full product details
Red Foxes are a red-brown variety of Carlin Pea, combining the distinctive nutty flavour of Carlin Peas with a striking colour. Carlin Peas are traditionally eaten as Parched Peas in Lancashire, simply boiled up and eaten with vinegar and salt. They make an excellent British substitute for chickpeas.View full product details
The 2018 lentil harvest is in! This year Tim Gawthroup has grown these delicious and beautiful olive green lentils at Partridge Hill Farm in Hertfordshire. These whole lentils are simply superb for salads, stews, soups and more.View full product details