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Italian White Beans

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
"As a working mother and vegetarian, I'm always experimenting with quick, healthy meals. My husband is especially fond of this dish, which I based loosely on a fat-laden bacon and white bean dish in an old Italian cookbook. I serve it over soft polenta with Parmesan." CL Reader

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 (16-ounce) can Great Northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 178
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 8.1 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 5.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 593 mg
  • calcium 61 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add red pepper, garlic, and bay leaf; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in water and beans. Cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Discard bay leaf.