Herbed Beans Provencal

Both healthy and appetizing. these beans are seasoned with just the right amount of nerbes. 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.