Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Cannellini Beans

Do I need to say anything further than sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil? And it only has, assuming you already have salt and pepper, 5 ingredients? This savory side is a great vegan dish to bring to spring and summer get togethers, and would pair wonderfully with a veggie burger or a big salad. Or you could just eat it on its own, of course. Anyways, here ya go!

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Okay this smells amazing.
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Cannellini beans are so silky, nutty, and creamy. Yum.
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Cook Time: 15 minutes – Prep Time: 5 minutes – Serves about 4 as a side

Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can cannellini beans
  • About 2 tablespoons of julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes in oil (you can chop them up a bit if you prefer smaller pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon of the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small yellow onion, or about 1/3 of a large one.
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A few cracks of fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional but recommended)
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Instructions:

  1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until they have softened.
  2. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Next, add the garlic and let that cook for another minute before adding the beans, salt, a few cracks of fresh pepper, optional red pepper flakes, and basil. Stir to combine and heat through for another minute or two.
  4. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Notes:

  • This dish is great both warm and cold, depending on what you’re in the mood for. You can totally make this in advance if you’re bringing it to a cook out or picnic, and serve it chilled! Just make sure to double or triple the recipe.