I made these Healthy Creamy Beans before I started my true path to healthier eating. I will save the why for a later post.Jump to Recipe
I have generally tried to cook healthy and look for healthy ideas. I also love to create my own combinations. These combinations are also a big part of my overall meal and plating. These beans were the base for a salmon dish I made. As I like to do, I use similar ingredients throughout the recipe. I used both lemons and red onions in each component.
Do you like beans? I have really come to enjoy beans. And they are SO GOOD FOR YOU! Most beans are low in fat. They are rich in plant protein, fiber, B-vitamins, iron, folate, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. I can’t tell you what all of those items are but eat some beans. Some fun and tasty bean dishes I have made include:
These beans are loaded with healthy ingredients including kale, lemon juice, garlic, mint, rosemary, thyme and cilantro. Oh those ingredients actually add a lot of flavor and texture, not just healthy. There was no oil used in this recipe. The liquid from the lemons and the beans were all that was needed. The recipe comes together easily.
The cast of characters.
Building the creamy beans.
The Healthy Creamy Beans plated.
Healthy Creamy Beans
Beans, not only taste good, but they are good for you. My Healthy Creamy Beans are loaded with healthy ingredients.
- 29 Ounces Reduced sodium Cannellini beans
- 1 Whole Lemon halved
- 1/4 Whole Red onion
- 1 Bunch Kale sliced from stem and rough chop
- 1 Whole Jalapeno diced
- 2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
- 2 Sprigs Fresh Cilantro
- 1 Sprig Fresh Mint
- 2 Sprigs Fresh thyme
- 2 Cloves Garlic minced
Begin by heating a stock pot on medium heat. Add the lemon and red onion and cook until the lemon is charred and the red onion softened. Should take about 5 minutes. Add the jalapeno and garlic in the last minute.
Next add the beans and stir well. Squeeze out the juice of the lemon. If you need a little more liquid, add a little bit of water. Simmer for 10 minutes. Now add the fresh herbs and turn the heat down to low and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!