Recipe Summary

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Yield: 2 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in veggies
  • lower in carbs
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White Beans with Garlic and Arugula

This recipe serves: 
1/3 cup cannellini beans
1 cup Basic Chicken Stock (see recipe), or low-sodium canned
1/2 carrot, sliced into 1" pieces
1/2 stalk celery, sliced into 1" pieces
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped pancetta
1 clove garlic, chopped
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup washed and stemmed arugula
Cooking Instructions
1. Soak the cannellini beans in water overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Drain beans, put them in a pot and add the chicken stock, carrot, celery and enough water to cover the beans by an inch or so.

3. Bring to a simmer uncovered over medium-high heat. Do not boil. Skim foam that comes to the surface. (Do not add salt because it will prevent the beans from becoming tender.)

4. When the beans are tender, about 1 hour, remove from heat. Drain and discard the carrot and celery. Set beans aside. (The cannellini beans can be cooked ahead of time, covered and refrigerated up to 3 days.)

5. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more.

6. Add the beans, season with salt and pepper, and heat thoroughly.

7. Turn off the heat and gently fold in the arugula leaves. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serving Size: about 3/4 cup

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 2

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 107
  • Carbohydrate
  • 8 g
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 418 mg