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Beans on Toast Recipe

Yields 2 servings


1 small yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp dried thyme

1 15 oz can canellini (or navy) beans, rinsed well

1/2 cup vegetable broth

1 cup crushed tomatoes

pinch red pepper flakes

dash salt and pepper

4 slices wholegrain toast



1. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add the onions and cook for a minute or two until they’re just beginning to soften, then add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more.

3. When the garlic is starting to brown, add the thyme and a pinch of salt. Sauté for one minute more.

4. Now add the beans, broth, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes.

5. Allow the mixture to come to a low boil, and let simmer for 10 minutes, until the crushed tomatoes have broken down a bit and the sauce is nice and hot.

6. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

7. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly – this is a good time to make your toast.

8. Serve the beans hot spooned over toast.


Taken from Hey Nutrition Lady.

About the Author

Kirsten Romero, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian with the wellness program at Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia.