Cannellini/Great Northern

Greens Beans & Shells

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Brothy w/ Beans, Cannellini/Great Northern, Greens, Legumes, Pasta, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Vegetables | 0 comments

Greens Beans & Shells

butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil garlic (6 – 8 cloves), chopped crushed red pepper (optional) 11 oz spinach (more or less) 2 cans cannellini beans 32 oz vegetable broth pure salt & pepper 1 pound medium whole grain shells Cook pasta. Saute garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Shake in some crushed red pepper if using. Add spinach & saute until wilted (just a few mins). Add beans & vegetable broth & stir until heated through. Toss in cooked pasta & serve. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE...

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Pasta Fagiole

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Brothy w/ Beans, Cannellini/Great Northern, Legumes, Pasta, Recipes, Vegetables | 0 comments

Pasta Fagiole

Just one of many ways to make this type of dish…. butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped garlic (however much you like), cut into chunks 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (or more) 4 carrots, chopped 4 celery stalks, chopped 32 oz veggie or chicken broth 2 cans cannelini or great northern beans handful of parsley, chopped (optional) 1 lb whole grain pasta (elbows or small shells work well for this) pure salt & freshly ground pepper to taste While the water for the pasta is heating up, prep veggies. Heat butter or oil in large saute pan & cook onions, gently,...

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Spicy White Beans w/ Parsley Pesto

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Cannellini/Great Northern, Condiments, etc..., Dips, Legumes, Recipes | 0 comments

Spicy White Beans w/ Parsley Pesto

For the beans: 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup minced onions 1 & 1/2 tsps minced garlic 4 tsps lemon juice 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper Pinch cayenne 1/3 cup very finely grated Parmesan, or crumbled goat cheese (optional) bread, cracker, or chip of choice for scooping Rinse beans & drain. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the beans, lemon juice, salt, black pepper & cayenne, and cook, stirring, until softened and warmed through,...

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Cannellini Bean Yam Hummus

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Cannellini/Great Northern, Condiments, etc..., Dips, Legumes, Potatoes, Recipes, Spreads, Vegetables | 0 comments

Cannellini Bean Yam Hummus

1 can cannellini beans 3/4 cup cooked yam (or sweet potato) 3 TBSP lime or lemon juice 1 small to medium clove garlic, chopped 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp chipotle powder or 1 tsp chipotle hot sauce (more or less to taste) 1/2 tsp pure salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (plus extra for garnish) (optional) 2 TBSP fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) Use a fork to stick a few holes in the potato and place it whole (& unpeeled) on a baking sheet lined w/ parchment paper. Bake @ 400 for 45 – 60 mins (depending on size) until very soft when...

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White Bean & Arugula Salad

Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 in Cannellini/Great Northern, Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

White Bean & Arugula Salad

For the Dressing: 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 TBSP lemon juice 1 TBSP minced fresh dill 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped coarse sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste For the Salad: 3 bunches arugula, trimmed & roughly chopped (6 – 7 cups) 1 15 oz can white beans, drained (cannellini or great northern) 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded & diced shaved parmesan cheese for garnish (optional) In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, dill, garlic, salt & pepper. Add the arugula, beans & yellow pepper & toss to combine. Garnish w/ cheese if...

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