Simple, Fresh and Fabulous–Exactly how a white bean dish should be! Colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, extra-virgin olive oil and cannellini beans are a winning combination for flavor and nutrients. Need to whip up a meal? Asked to bring a dish to an upcoming event? You can’t go wrong with this quick and easy recipe.
What You’ll Need
2 Cans of Rinsed Cannellini Beans
4 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Cup Mirepoix (1/3 Cup Each: Diced Onion, Diced Carrots, Diced Celery)
2 tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic
Fresh Lemon Juice (1 Lemon’s Yield)
2 tbsp Finely Chopped Fresh Rosemary
2 Heaping tbsp Finely Chopped Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
2 Heaping tbsp Finely Chopped Fresh Basil
Pinch Sea Salt to Taste
Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
What You’ll Do
In an extra large saute pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp garlic. Add mirepoix and cook until onions are translucent. Toss in (rinsed then dried) beans and cook until heated. Remove from the pan. In a large mixing bowl, vigorously whisk 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Add vinaigrette to beans. Serve warm or cold.
Recipe makes 8 Servings. Each serving contains 165 calories, 7 grams of protein, 18 grams of carbs, 7 grams of fat. High in fiber (reduces risk of colon cancer), folate (prevents birth defects), iron (boosts energy) and allicin (reduces your risk of a heart attack).