Mashed White Beans with Spinach and Olives | Pika Chakula

Mashed White Beans with Spinach and Olives

2013-01-06
Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 2 (19 ounce) cans white beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 4 sprigs thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dry)
  • 2 sprigs rosemary (or 1/2 teaspoon dry)
  • 2 sprigs oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon dry)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives (pitted and coarsely chopped)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh spinach (rinsed and coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)

Method:

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onion and saute until lightly golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the broth, beans, herbs, salt and pepper and simmer. covered, until the beans start to break down, about 20 minutes.
5. Remove the herbs and mash half of the beans.
6. Add as much broth as needed to get the beans to your desired consistency.
7. Mix in the olives and the spinach.
8. Cook until the spinach just wilts, remove from heat and hit it with a splash of lemon juice.

 

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Maggie on Mar 21, 2013

    My bro is about 6 Feet tall and weights about 220lbs

    he was 250 about 5months ago lost 30 pounds in 2 months by doing lots of crunches lifting weights but now her curently just goes on the tredmill for about 30 mins a day or every other day witch 2miles.

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