Light Red Kidney Beans are a medium-sized bean that get their name from their distinctive shape. Kidney beans work great in soups and stews and are heavily used in Mexican meals. Mix them with other cooked beans and toss in a light vinaigrette for a quick and easy nutritious salad.
Great Northern Beans are smaller than cannellinis and are suitable for any number of uses including purees, salads, soups and stews. These beans look similar to baby lima beans and have a slightly grainy texture with a nutty, dense flavor.