Tomato and White Bean Saute
Our Tomato and White Bean Saute is such a simple and delicious recipe, it could become one of your go-to warm side dishes. A perfect accompaniment to a steak, chicken dish, burger, or just about any grilled main course. The touch of Greek Oregano, sauteed with the onions add a wonderful flavor when the tomatoes and beans are added. And the touch of lemon juice brings the all flavors together. You wouldn’t think that a dish so simple, could such a savory flavor, but it does.
As a vegetarian or vegan dish, it can easily be used as an entree to build a meal around. You can also add some extra firm tofu, cut into small cubes when you add the beans and tomatoes to pick up the spice and herb flavors.
Try it for yourself and dinner guests with your next grilled meal and wait for the compliments to roll in.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
½ teaspoon dried Greek oregano
1 Teaspoon Kosher salt
½ Teaspoon Freshly Black Pepper
1 can (15 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained. We use cannellini beans, but you can use an white bean like a Great Northern Bean.
3 plum tomatoes, cored, seeded and cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, Diced
½ Teaspoon Dried Greek Oregano
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 can (15 ounces) White Beans, rinsed and drained. We use Cannellini beans, but you can use another white bean like a Great Northern Bean.
3 Roma Tomatoes, Cored, Seeded and Diced
1 to 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and oregano. Stir to combine. Add the salt and pepper. Cook about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and tender. Watch so they don’t overcook and start to burn.
Add the beans and tomatoes. Cook about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are tender, but not mushy. Remove from the heat, and add 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Add the second if needed to taste. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.