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An Italian Christmas Tradition - Lupin Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Lupin Beans, or Lupini are an Italian Christmas Tradition, simple and easy these served after dinner or as a snack, delicious. 

Course: antipasto, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 pound
Calories: 635 kcal
Author: Rosemary
  • 1 pound dried lupin beans
  • salt to taste
  1. In a very large pot soak the beans  (make sure the beans are covered by at least 2-3 inches of water) in cold water for 2 days changing the water 2x a day.

  2. Then boil the beans for approximately 55-65 minutes or until tender (not mushy).

  3. Drain beans well and rinse with cold water a few times, place the beans back in the large pot and cover with cold water (make sure the beans are covered with 2-3 inches of water), change the water 2x times a day and let soak for approximately 8-10 days or until beans are no longer bitter.  

  4. When ready place beans in a large bowl and toss with salt to taste.  Bite the tip of the bean to remove the skin and eat the bean.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
An Italian Christmas Tradition - Lupin Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 635 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Potassium 1764mg 50%
Total Carbohydrates 118g 39%
Dietary Fiber 47g 188%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 31.3%
Iron 59.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.