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White Beans with Olive Oil and Rosemary

White Beans with Olive Oil and Rosemary

This is one of the most economical and versatile dishes around: you can serve it as an appetizer with crusty bruschetta, as a side dish, or on top of pasta or rice for a main meal. Garlic and olive oil make it ultra heart-healthy, rosemary adds piquant flavor, and beans offer silken texture, protein, and fiber. Itís also super-fast to make.


1/8 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups cooked large white beans
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried
Freshly-grated Parmesan, to taste (optional)

1. In a heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant and softened, just a couple of minutes. Do not allow garlic to brown. Add beans and rosemary and continue to cook, stirring, until heated through.

2. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired, and serve alone or on cooked pasta or rice, adding more olive oil if needed.

Serves 4.

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8:35AM PDT on Jul 23, 2015


9:37PM PDT on Sep 22, 2014

thanks, got my lunch for tomorrow!

11:53AM PST on Mar 2, 2013


3:27AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

A recipe to try out!

1:33AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

Easy and nutritious. Great! Instead of beans in olive oil, you can try them with freshly made tomato sauce (and optionally for meat-eaters with chorizo or other favorite kind of sausage). Yummy!

12:10PM PST on Nov 5, 2012

Looks great. I'll probably try it out this weekend. Thank you for sharing it.

2:23AM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

8:19PM PDT on Jul 27, 2012


11:41AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

1:55AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

thank you! sounds great!

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