All posts tagged: White Beans

Easy White Beans in Tomato Sauce

Easy White Beans in Tomato Sauce

White beans in tomato sauce. So easy. Inspired by Greek Gigantes Plaki, this is a super simple recipe for roasted beans in tomato sauce. With the flavors of oregano and subtle smoked paprika (a Spanish touch) this recipe is so easy to make, in one pan in 45 minutes. With only 126 calories per serving, […]

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

To celebrate the spring season, I’m sharing this fresh, bright and irresistible asparagus orzo salad recipe. It’s bursting with fresh and zesty Mediterranean flavors. There are lots of herbs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and all the other things that make a pasta salad great! This salad is delicious as a main dish as well as a […]

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

If you ask anyone what is a typical Tuscan dish that’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s night, you’ll likely get the answer “a traditional Ribollita”, otherwise known as a rustic Tuscan vegetable stew. It’s loaded with dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables and thickened with day-old bread. In my version, which isn’t […]

Giant White Beans with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Giant White Beans with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

This dish with giant white beans in a no-cook tomato sauce has got to be the easiest thing to put together while on holiday. Especially in the south of France where ripe tomatoes are plentiful, as is fresh basil. Okay, truth be known, I actually brought the bag of “Riesenbohnen” (aka jumbo or giant beans) […]

Roasted Beans in Tomato Sauce (Greek Gigantes plaki)‏

The only thing requiring when cooking beans from dry is a little extra foresight. If tomorrows dinner is going to beans, then plan ahead. It’s easy. The easiest way is to just put tomorrow night’s beans into a big bowl of water with a ratio of about 3 cups water per 1 cup beans before […]

Mediterranean Tuna and White Bean Salad

Inspired by a salad I recently enjoyed at Vapiano, this Mediterranean tuna and white bean salad is bursting with healthy, light flavors—from the fresh parsley and mint, to the crisp celery, red and green onions, and peppery arugula. Together with big, creamy butter beans and tuna, it’s rich in protein and fiber. It’s a complete […]