Spiced beans are a great addition to any meal for a number of reasons. The filling and delicious dish is easy to make, inexpensive, and the perfect addition to a relaxing night out. This is the perfect healthy appetizer or side dish, and it’s great on top of toast on its own. These soaked beans have the perfect amount of garlic flavor that will surely become a crowd favorite, even for the pickiest of guests. Beans seasoned with garlic
what do you need
1 shallot, finely chopped 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar kosher salt 1 15.5-ounce can white beans (can chickpeas or black-eyed peas), drained and washed 2 2-inch pieces Orange or lemon peel 4 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 clove minced garlic (or more, to taste) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 ground red pepper flakes (or more to taste) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds Serve with toast
What do I do
Mix the chopped shallot and vinegar together in a small bowl, adding salt to taste. Place the cereal in a heatproof bowl and set aside. Over medium heat, heat the oil, red pepper flakes, cumin, and fennel in a small saucepan. Once small bubbles begin to form around the spices, continue cooking for about 30 seconds until the spices darken and become fragrant. Pour the oil mixture over the cereal, making sure to cover it evenly. Add shallot mixture and mix well. Place the beans in a sealable bowl and let them marinate for at least an hour. Stir the mixture around the bowl occasionally. It will keep in the fridge for about a week. If the oil freezes, you can set the container at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Mix everything together before serving.
The perfect addition to a hearty meal
How do you serve
– Mix beans into a salad – Put them together with a charcuterie board – Toss them in cooked cereal (you can also add vegetables) – Put them in cooked pasta (add some spinach and kale if you like) – Serve over toasted sourdough bread. Served with roasted broccoli