Easy Bean Dish: Vegan, Gluten-free Recipe Demo for Clean Eating

French, Italian, who knows? It’s tasty, simple, & elegant. Perfect for your end of summer table. Recipe at http://www.cookingcompaniontv.com/beans

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Simple recipes are the best, aren’t they? The quality of ingredients really shows through & the elegance begs to be noticed.

I adore this treatment of beans because it’s a no-brainer. Literally, it’s the most basic combination of ingredients so I can showcase the freshness of everything – the genuine trademark of a good cook.

From Deborah Madison in “The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone”
Makes 2.5 cups
Ingredients: Beans with Aromatics (https://youtu.be/cpL8Xhabc5w)
1 large shallot, finely diced, or 3 green onions, including a little green, thinly sliced*
1 small clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons best olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped parsley (https://youtu.be/ysU5uPUf4-I)
seat salt & freshly milled pepper
lemon wedges

Put the warm beans in a bowl and add the shallot, garlic, olive oil, and parsley. Turn them gently with a large rubber scraper so as not to break them up. Taste and season with salt if needed and freshly milled pepper. Serve with the lemon wedges.

**Also, great with pesto!

As you can see, I used chives instead of shallots or green onions. And I used pre-chopped parsley preserved in olive oil. It easily stirs right in.

I then served it with a fresh tomato sandwich. It was every summer flavor on my plate!


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