This is part 2 of our 3 part series on White Navy Beans. In this post are two ways to integrate white beans into breakfast and lunch. If you missed Part 1, please go back and read it here. I hope you fall in love with these vegan, wonderfully fragrant simple beans, high in fiber and low on the glycemic index. Usually I make the white beans in the morning, which means by 10:30, they’re completed. Sometimes, I make them in the pressure cooker, which does create a different taste, but they’re equally as delicious.
If your beans are well cooked, take about 1/2 of them out and reserve them for another use. Then, with the beans still in their liquid, keep cooking them until the liquid the beans are super soft. The liquid should not be clear, but a bit murky and should cover the beans a bit, add more water if they look dry. Salt to taste.
White Navy Beans for Breakfast!
Take the warm white beans and add 1/2 of a squeezed lemon, about 1 tablespoon of wonderful olive oil and salt to taste. My favorite thing to do with these warm white beans is to use them as a topping on (gluten-free, egg free dairy free) toasted Ener-G tapioca buns. To that I a fresh sliced tomato, and if I have it, some home-made minty salsa verde.
White Navy Beans with Chard for Lunch
Recently, I discovered Ziploc Zip-n-Steam bags. These bags will steam fresh organic chard in about one minute in the microwave. Add to that some olive oil, salt and lemon and the Chard can be used as a side, or in combination with white beans, as lunch.
Place the white beans in a circle on a plate (small if it’s just you), then the chard in the middle. Place sliced tomatoes, olives, goat cheese, scallions, or whatever your favorite ingredients are on top. Drizzle with Olive Oil and a bit more lemon juice. Salt to Taste.
If you have beans leftover (and I hope you do!), let them cool completely, then place them in a container with a tight lid in the refrigerator. Check back tomorrow for a quick recipe for a white bean spread.
If you liked this post, check out Allergy Free White Navy Bean Recipe Part 3 here.
edited on 5/19 – #FAAW This post also appears as a ‘recipe’ on Cybele Pascal’s blog here