Wanna have a whole, unrefined, protein rich lunch that tastes like you just sat down to a meal at a cafe somewhere in Italy?
Open a can of cannellini, great northern or navy beans. Drain and rinse. In a pan with olive oil, crush some cloves of garlic, chop sun dried tomatoes (the kind that come in oil oil=more flavor, less chewy), and chop up a Calabrian pepper or two if you’re daring. Skip the hot peppers if you’re not a fan of spice. Shake heavily dried oregano and basil. If you have these fresh, even better. Saute the goodies on medium-low heat. Let the garlic caramelize so you don’t have dragon breath the rest of the day. Add the beans and stir to coat with all the delish flavors. Add a lemon wedge when serving.
Makes a great plant based meal and travels well for a picnic or work lunch. If you aren’t trying to keep it totally plant based indulge with a sprinkle of grated parmesian.