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Garlic white beans and spinach in a bowl with herbs

Garlic Spinach and White Beans

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

Garlic spinach with white beans is a healthy and nutritious side dish that pairs well with any number of entrées, from rotisserie chicken to seared salmon. Sautéed spinach is seasoned with garlic and small canned white beans, then flavored with fresh lemon juice and finely chopped herbs and capers. A vegetable side that is filling and flavorful! Whole30, V

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
Garlic white beans and spinach in a bowl with herbs
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Garlic Spinach with White Beans

Garlic spinach with white beans is a healthy and nutritious side dish that pairs well with any number of entrées, from rotisserie chicken to seared salmon. Sautéed spinach is seasoned with garlic and small canned white beans, then flavored with fresh lemon juice and finely chopped herbs and capers. A vegetable side that is filling and flavorful! Whole30, V
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy side dish, navy beans, whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 73kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 (15 oz) can small white beans rinsed and drained, such as navy beans or great northern beans
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice about ½ large lemon
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chives thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 Tbsp capers drained
  • Flaky sea salt for serving
  • High quality extra virgin olive oil for serving

Instructions

  • Heat a saucepan with olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add garlic and sauté until fragrant and light golden brown, about 30 seconds.
  • Add drained beans and sauté about 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add spinach.
    Sautéing garlic spinach and white beans in a skillet
  • Pour in lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper. Cook until spinach is just wilted, about 1-2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in chives, parsley, and capers. Serve immediately or set aside and eat later at room temperature. Just before serving, sprinkle with a generous pinch of flaky sea salt and a drizzle of high quality extra virgin olive oil.
    Garlic spinach and white beans in bowl with fine herbs and capers

Notes

  • White beans we'd recommend for this recipe: navy beans, great northern beans, cannelini beans
  • We do not recommend substituting with garbanzo beans, kidney beans, black beans, or other dark bean.
  • Swiss chard is a great replacement for spinach! Remove rib stems, chop finely, and sauté these first for 3-4 minutes until tender. Then begin sautéing garlic, white beans, and chopped swiss chard leaves.

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2223IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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