Tuscan White Beans (or, GARLIC and SAGE!)

So good. Excellent bean dish, good alternative to chili, easy vegetarian and vegan option that can be dressed up by adding meat or cheese, and super, super fast.


  • 3T chopped FRESH sage (or more!)
  • 2T chopped FRESH basil (or more!)
  • 1/2 C chopped kalamata olives
  • 30 oz cannellini beans (2 regular size cans)
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (or one big can, drained)
  • 1/4-1/3 C minced garlic (about 6 cloves, crushed or diced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil


  • sautee herbs and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes, until herbs soften up and the garlic starts to cook nicely (don’t burn it!)
  • add the olives, sautee for a few more mins
  • add the beans, sautee for a few mins
  • add the tomatoes, stir
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • let simmer for a bit, taste again, crush more garlic or add more salt if you need.

Top with cheese, or mix chopped sausage or chicken in at earlier stages, serve with crusty bread or over chunky pasta as a sauce… any way you do it, it’s delicious.

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