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Garlic White Beans with Spinach and Red Onion

Cannelli Beans

Garlic White Beans with Spinach and Red Onion with cannelini beans, red onion, garlic cloves and the star of the show, spinach, all come together for a delicious and very healthy vegetable dish.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bunches spinach (about 1 pound), washed
2 15-ounce cans white beans (cannelini beans), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the red onion, season lightly with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the garlic and continue cooking until the onion softens, about 5 minutes.

Turn up the heat and cook until the onion turns light brown on the edges.

Lower the heat to medium, add the white beans and cook until the beans are thoroughly heated.

Add the spinach and balsamic vinegar. Continue cooking until the spinach is just wilted. Adjust the seasonings and serve.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Serving size: 1-1/2 cup
Calories: 354; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Sodium: 250mg; Carbohydrates: 55g; Protein: 19g; Fiber: 12g

Did You Know?

Spinach is not only flavorful, it is a nutritional power house.

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