What can I do with cooked white beans and tomatoes?

I made them (cooked white beans sauteed with onion and rosemary and thyme and tomatoes) and froze them, thinking they'd be a nice side dish. But they seem kind of boring by themselves and I keep skipping over them for dinner. Does anyone have any ideas about how to incorporate them in a more exciting dish?

  • 751 views
  • 8 Comments

8 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Uncle Jess
Uncle Jess July 11, 2015

Warm them and top with grilled shrimp.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Natalie
Natalie July 11, 2015

You could always throw them in a food processor with maybe some lemon juice, olive oil, tahini and make a white bean hummus/dip!
You could make a bean and rice bowl -- rice, top with the beans, avocado, chopped tomato, cilantro and a fried egg.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
HalfPint
HalfPint July 11, 2015

And smoked sausage like a kielbasa. Smoked bacon would be good too.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Nancy
Nancy July 11, 2015

Use them to build a cassoulet (either traditional or vegetarian)...heavy for summer fare, so keep them frozen until the weather turns where you live. Or make British baked beans (see Felicity Cloake in The Guardian newspaper, how to make perfect baked beans)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Susan W
Susan W July 12, 2015

My favorite bean recipe on this site. Sounds like yours just need a little spunk.
https://food52.com/recipes...

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Kristen W.
Kristen W. July 12, 2015

I loved this recipe:
http://smittenkitchen.com...
I used chicken stock instead of veg stock, and added some bacon and used the bacon fat to sauté the aromatics, and it was super-delicious.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
dinner at ten
dinner at ten July 13, 2015

You could use it as a filling for a galette, maybe with some fresh goat cheese or feta cheese crumbled in. I would also recommend adding in a good quantity of chopped parsley, and maybe a sprinkle of Aleppo pepper flakes if you have them, to freshen up the flavor.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Jennifer W
Jennifer W July 14, 2015

I love white beans with sauteed kale, diced tomatoes, cajun shrimp and crumbled bacon! Healthy and satisfying one pot dish:)

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 8 out of 8 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52