Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tuscan White Beans

TUSCAN WHITE BEANS WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES  - From The Vegan Table by Coleen Patrick -Goudreau 
Tonight's recipe was delicious and super easy.

1 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large-size yellow onion
3 zucchini or summer squash  I added yellow crook necks
3 garlic cloves - (I always use the chopped in a jar, so much easier)
3 cups fresh spinach
3 cans small white beans 15 oz
1 cup of water ( I subbed veggie broth)
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon dried pepper flakes (more was great!)
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

If the Sun Dried tomatoes are dried, soak in a bowl of warm water while you are preparing other ingredients.
Heat oil in large saute pan add an onion and saute for approximately 5 minutes 
add squash and cook for 5 minutes. Then add garlic, spinach , beans tomatoes , water , sage , salt black pepper and red pepper flakes, salt to taste add basil and serve right away.

This was super easy and was great with garlic olive bread toast and Cafe Gratitude's chocolate nut frozen dessert "ice cream" for dessert.

I have so many vegan cook books and am looking forward to sharing the recipes I try , the variations and the creations.


  1. I'm usually not a big fan of sundried tomatoes but the a quantity in this recipe is perfect. It gave me an entirely new perspective on sundried tomatoes. Tonight is a cold January night and the warm savory nature of this dish was very, very satisfying and comforting. Great cold weather dish!

  2. Yay so glad you started this blog!! Putting this on my grocery list now!

  3. I hope you love it!
    I just noticed I typed 15 ounces of white beans, to be clear it is 3- 15 oz cans.

  4. i will be making this one on saturday. thank you very much.