Warm bean and tomato salad

    23 min

    Cannellini beans are tossed in a warm tomato, white wine, garlic and basil sauce and served on a bed of peppery rocket leaves. You can use ripe tomatoes, if you prefer.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 3 tablespoons white wine
    • 1 teaspoon dried sage
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 (400g) tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60g rocket
    • 25g shaved Parmesan cheese (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:23min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook the garlic in the hot oil about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, wine, sage and thyme; increase the heat to medium-high and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the cannellini beans and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until beans are heated through, 3 to 4 minutes.
    2. Arrange the rocket on a serving platter. Spoon the bean mixture over the rocket. Top with the shaved Parmesan cheese if desired.

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    This humble salad brought back such memories, all of them wonderful and pleasant, of dinners at my Italian grandmother's table. This, to me, was the ultimate comfort food. All the ingredients blend together deliciously to create a taste sensation. Perfect with the arugula, but this could also be tossed with some rigatoni or penne pasta. This is also good enough to eat on its own with a crusty slice of Italian bread for a simple, light, but satisfying meal. I used all fresh herbs from my garden, and beautiful, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. Thank you, kimscookingnow, for the delicious memories. I have to say that of the 700+ recipes I've tried from this site, this is by far one of the more memorable. And for what it's worth, my German hubby raved about this too!  -  01 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great recipe, so I just had to share it. It tastes great and is healthy at the same time. We are trying to get more legumes in our diet, and this recipe makes that easier. Makes an excellent side dish to any grilled meat. I hope others will enjoy!  -  31 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Brillant, can't wait to go home and make it for my Italian mother.  -  06 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)