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How do "white beans" recipes work differently than other beans or legumes?

lisaleira | Feb 22, 201610:22 AM     27

Hi!

I am trying to cook new things and I have this old bag of dried navy beans that my mom gave me to improve my health. We are not a family who grew up eating beans... The only thing I know how to do with beans is to add
black beans to a tomato/onion/garlic base with spices. But looking at recipes online for navy beans it seems like a lot of the white bean recipes are for soups with some ham product and some green vegetable. Why? Is that the only thing you make with white beans? Is the taste so different than black beans or is it just that culturally black beans were found in more American/latin American cuisine and white beans in a south europe cuisine?

Can you make hummus with white beans, are they that different from chickpeas? What do you think would happen if (now maybe this is crazy) you tried to make Jaji (it's like an Israeli Persian dip from soft white cheese and yogurt and dill) with navy beans- like a navy bean dip with dill? I mess up weird food ideas sometimes so let me think this out first...

Plus if you have a favorite navy bean recipe..

:)

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