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Cranberry Bean Salad with Butternut Squash and Broccoli Rabe

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This warm salad combines fall's best flavors and textures. Sweet sauteed squash, bitter broccoli rabe, and smoky bacon are irresistible partners for creamy cranberry beans.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2002
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  • JoannaBanana416
    15 MAR, 2013
    Cranberry bean is also called Roman bean. My grocery store only had Roman beans, which are an Italian type of Cranberry bean. Cranberry beans are originally from Columbia.
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  • Ginny206
    4 OCT, 2010
    I really liked this as an alternative to salad for a veggie with dinner. I used canned pinto beans since no one had every heard of cranberry beans and I couldn't find them anywhere. Turned out great. Will make this again soon since I can't get enough of butternut squash right now!
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  • talarc
    19 SEP, 2010
    i thought this was alright. the flavors were good, but i think it would've been just as good with canned beans. i didn't think the use of fresh beans made any sort of difference. in fact, i think they beans could've been left out altogether -- the rest of the vegetables were the delicious part of the whole thing!
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  • Starwick22
    6 OCT, 2009
    Any ideas for a cranberry bean substitute? I would prefer a fresh bean but will use canned if I have to..
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  • Regan
    5 NOV, 2007
    I made this with fresh cranberry beans from the Greenmarket--substituted red Swiss chard for the broccoli rabe, which was delicious. Leftovers were perfect for lunch the next day.
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