Tuscan White Beans


by Apr 25th, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes

Tuscan White Beans

Tuscan White Beans

In honor of my husband’s vegetarian diet, I bought Mark Bittman’s award winning book How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. I must admit that I have tried a few other recipes in the book but have not featured them because they simply came out wrong. Perhaps my kid and I need more practice? This recipe was simple enough and my kid had fun making it. I underestimated how strong the taste of sage would be – so one bite is really all my kid was willing to take but I was super proud of him for trying it.

Tuscan White Bean Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 1 to 2 hours

1 pound dried white beans (washed and picked over)
20 fresh sage leaves
salt and pepper
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil

Place beans in a large pot with water to cover. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Add the sage and turn the heat down so the beans bubble steadily but not violently. Cover loosely. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans begin to soften; add a good sprinkling of salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the beans are very tender: add water if tech beans dry out. Drain the cooking liquid if necessary, then add the garlic. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Stir in the olive oil and serve warm or room temperature.Tuscan White Beans

Tuscan white beans.

4 Comments on “Tuscan White Beans”

  1. 1.) Oriana
    April 26th, 2010

    Excellent – love the concept behind your blog! I used this post for my tuscanycious fb page! Just one thing I suggest you use cannellini beans – the real tuscan thing! Thanks

  2. 2.) Marsala
    April 26th, 2010

    Ive made similar beans, but with dry white wine added to the water

  3. 3.) Macki
    November 9th, 2010

    I do NOT like beans, but I made these tonight for rest of my family. I had to try them, you know, if I make the kids try stuff, I have to as well. I LOVED them, really I did – Green Eggs and Ham style!

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