Herbed Beans Provencal

Both healthy and appetizing. these beans are seasoned with just the right amount of herbs. Serve them as a side for Chicken Provencal.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, cut into small dice
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil, or 6 leaves fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
  • a handful of fresh parsley, chopped fairly finely
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 15 oz. cans of cannellini or white kidney beans
YIELD: 6 servings
COURSE: Vegetables and Sides
CUISINE: French
DIRECTIONS:
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté onions in olive oil until they are tender and translucent. Add garlic, herbs, tomatoes and salt; lower heat slightly and sauté for 1 minute. Add lemon juice and beans; heat through. Add the parsley and heat 30 seconds more. Serve warm.