The shape of the Gernika bean is oval and elongated. Maroon, with traces of a creamy or rosy hue, has been cultivated since the 18th century on small farms in the counties of Mungia, Busturialdea and Lea Artibai. The artisanal production of the Gernika Bean in small orchards near the farm is characterized by the use of cultivation techniques that are more environmentally friendly. The Bean of Gernika is a product “of quality and interesting, that can has its niche in the market”.
Gernika Bean Recipe:
For 4 people:
300 gr. Of Gernika Bean
4 cloves garlic
1 vegetable black pudding
Virgin olive oil
Put Gernika’s bean to soak overnight with two more fingers of water. Drain and reserve.
Peel and chop leeks and turnip thinly, place in the quick pot and saute with a trickle of oil. Add the beans and cover with clean water. Put salt to perfection. Put the lid on and place on a low heat for 15 minutes after the safety valve is raised. Remove the lid and cook for 10 minutes over a gentle heat to thicken the sauce. Reserve.