These Sage Sautéd White Beans are the fastest and easiest side dish or snack ever! Essentially just open a can of beans and sauté them up! Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes!
These are an awesome last minute side dish because it is easy to have all 4 of the ingredients on hand always, and it is takes less than 5 minutes.
Super Simple Instructions:
Warm a small pan on medium high heat with oil.
Open a can of white beans (whatever type you prefer), drain and rinse, add to pan.
Add salt and ground sage powder and sauté for 4 minutes, stirring a couple times.
Serve alone as a snack, as a protein with veggies, or as a side dish with whatever!
Let’s talk White Bean nutrition and goodness. I tend to use them in a lot of my recipes, so I might as well tell you why I think they are great. The main reason I use them so much is just that they are delicious and ever so versatile! Also they are satisfying, fill me up, and round out a meal nicely (particularly a vegan/vegetarian one).
There are a few different kinds of White Beans: Great Northerns, Cannellini (also known as White Kidney), and Navy Beans are the ones I know of. Great Northerns white beans are my favorite because I think they have the best texture. Cannellini white beans tend to be a little bigger and have a more mushy texture.
They are very high in fiber and protein, making you feel full and satisfied for a long time. They are a slow carb and great for aiding in weight loss and/or maintenance as well.
They are also a fantastic source of the essential mineral iron. People are often under the impression you need to eat meat to get enough iron, but you really don’t. You can get all the iron you need from plants, and beans are one of the best sources. One serving of beans has 25% daily value of iron!
Recipe makes 3 servings. Nutrition facts are per serving.