Monday, September 21, 2009

Whipped cannellini Beans

This is one of my favorite side dishes. I happened upon a variation of this a couple of years ago, and then, when we first went on South Beach, it turned out to be a perfect side dish. It has endless possibilities for tasty variations by using different beans, broths, different veggies, etc.

Whipped Cannellini Beans
1 T olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 can of beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 C broth
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Heat oil in a saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender. Add beans, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes, or until liquid is almost evaporated. Transfer to the food processor, and process until smooth. Taste for seasoning.

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