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Tuscan Beans June 13, 2011

Tuscan Beans

Jamie says:  I’d like to quote my sister on this one: “It was a Stolarz sisters extravaganza.”  She’s referring to tonight’s Zumba class.  K teaches Zumba at the gym on campus.  I not only attended her class for the first time, but she let me co-lead the warm-up with her.  It was quite a spectacular site.  You should have seen us.

Tuscan Beans

  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 15.5 oz can great northern beans
  • 2 vine-ripe tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Mince garlic.  In a small saute pan on medium heat, add olive oil.  Add minced garlic.  Toast for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile,  rinse and drain beans.  Pour into a serving bowl.  Chop tomatoes and parsley and add to beans.  Squeeze lemon juice into beans.  Add toasted garlic.  Stir.  Refrigerate to chill.  Serves: 3.  Enjoy!

Italy has arrived!  The parsley is so refreshing, and I love the crunchy garlic.

  • Nutrition note:  Beans are a great source of soluble fiber.  Soluble fiber can help lower your cholesterol- think of it like a sponge that helps absorbs cholesterol.

2 Responses to “Tuscan Beans”

  1. spamwise Says:

    I love this salad, especially when tomatoes are at the peak of ripeness.

    Lovely picture, by the way.

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