Top with a squeeze of lemon if desired. But to make it vegan, what could be subbed for the honey? On A Couple Cooks, you will find healthy vegetarian, vegan, and whole foodÂ recipes. Here’s the thing though: it is easy. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, use vegan Parmesan or top with another savory element like capers. hummus! I hope you enjoy the recipe! Thatâs when things really start coming together. But if youâd like to use canned, use 3 cans Great Northern or other white beans, with can liquid reserved and start with Step 3. refried beans! Alex and I often settle for canned beans out of convenience (sorry, Joe!) In a deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until it shimmers. Stir in the pepper, taste, and add more salt if needed. Especially if you add flavorings to the pot while it’s boiling! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it, Z! Featured on the Today Show and Washington Post. Most notably, canned beans are about half the price and grape tomatoes are so much more affordable! Let the pressure release naturally, then open.). It sounds humble, but when you taste this you’ll be amazed. What more could I ask for? Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, and add large flakes of sea salt and herb garnish if desired! Make sure to soak your beans overnight (or at least 4 hours), covered in room temperature water. The flavors are even better the next day after they’ve had time to sit in the fridge. Looks amazing. Divide the toast among shallow serving bowls. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Toast the bread and spread the white bean mash on top, leaving some uneven, open spaces. We’re Sonja and Alex Overhiser, the recipe developers and cookbook authors behind this website. The Well Plated Cookbook is now available! It’s a British dish that’s basically baked beans served over toast. Top with generous spoonfuls of the tomato bean mixture, then sprinkle with Parmesan and thyme. I took dried white beans and soaked them for about 24 hours. Bread is a thing you probably already have. Preheat oven to 400°F. Thank you for sharing this kind comment, Judy! Here’s why to eat more beans, per Cool Beans: Have you ever cooked dried beans? One tip I would recommend to anyone making this is to pierce the larger cherry tomatoes with a knife before cooking them so they break down faster (it cuts down on time and allows them to break down evenly). Subscribe for free weekly recipes & more! Eating these silky, savory nuanced white beans over toast makes them into a tasty vegetarian meal, and topped with aged Parmesan: they’re a revelation. Sonja and Alex Overhiser are writer and photographer behind A Couple Cooks and authors of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of theÂ best vegetarian cookbooksÂ andÂ best healthy cookbooks. Anyway, it’s great either way and really fast and easy to make. Alex and I give it a hearty 2 thumbs up! I make it with two cans of white beans instead of one and I cut down on the honey (1/2 teaspoon honey). *This recipe is best when made with dried beans. I hope you love the recipe! The premise: beans are one of the most economical, delicious, and planet-friendly foods that exist. But there are lots of reasons to change our hearts about beans here in the US. Cook just until the beans are hot and the flavors have melded, 2 to 3 minutes. I'm the author and recipe developer here at wellplated.com and of The Well Plated Cookbook. Forget PB&J. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious. Thank you. â¦ Use whatever kind of bread you like, however, soft white breads work the best. I chose to add white wine and reduce with the beans prior to adding the broth. Why do beans have a bit of a sore reputation here in the US? White Beans on Toast. Always cherry tomatoes and always garlic and green onions. Remember two weeks ago when I cryptically mentioned that I have a few Big Exciting Things in the works? Try them out! But when we have time, cooking a pot of dried beans results in a transcendentally more delicious end product. from Alex and me. The recipes have been well tested and will work for you and your family every time! © 2010 - 2020 Well Plated by Erin. I can’t wait to try this. This is a great weeknight meal that comes together well, is quick, and is inexpensive. Do try to save some of white bean topping for the toast though because BREAD. I’ll be doing my best to keep my laptop away during our trip, but you can, plus 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, 15-ounce can reduced sodium white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained. Remove from the oven and set aside. 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