Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cannellini Beans in an Tomato-Olive-Caper Sauce

In cooking, often the simplest recipes yield the best results. Here's a primo example of that - Cannellini Beans in a simple tomato sauce of tomatoes, olives and capers. I made this for a picnic crowd today and everyone loved it. I love it when simple, easy recipes are winners. This recipe is easy, super-flavorful, vegan, and low-fat.

Cannellini Beans in an Olive-Tomato-Caper Sauce:
1 tsp olive oil
2 large cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
14 oz can fine diced tomatoes
8 kalamata olive, cut in half
1 tsp capers
2 large leaves of basil, juilienned
pepper to taste
I4 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

Heat a teaspoon of oil in a skillet. Add the sliced garlic and saute until brown. Add the tomatoes and cook for 4 minutes. Add the olives and capers and pepper and cook for 5-10 minutes until sauce begins to thicken. Add the julienned basil and turn off the heat. Drain and rinse the beans. Add the sauce to the beans.

Keep in mind, this tomato sauce can be adapted to many uses. I plan to use it for a baked tofu dish as well. So much flavor and so little fat!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. I like the flavors of all the ingredients so together they have to be good.

5:22 AM  
Anonymous Patrica Turo said...

Fell in love with this dish in Greece. I make it often but never have added capers. Really a nice side dish.


5:52 PM  
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10:07 PM  
Anonymous said...

These beans are right up my alley! I love the combination of briny capers and olives with creamy white beans. They look delicious!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Pam @ Best cookware reviews said...

This looks yummy to eat as it is or I could use to top of bruschetta! I love the simpleness of it, like you said some of best dishes are simply made.

8:12 PM  
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8:26 PM  
Blogger ~Appetite for Conversation~ said...

Looks great! I'm newly fond of olives, so I just might try this combination. I love that it's so adaptable, too. Thanks!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Chef Gulzar said...


This looks yummy,Really a nice side dish.
They look delicious!I love the simpleness of it.thanks for sharing this.
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6:39 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

I can't wait to make this! What a perfect combination of flavors.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous kaye said...

thank you for sharings uch delicious and healthy recipe :)

1:48 AM  

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