White Beans and Spinach
This skillet side is a variation of a recipe I received from my Italian mother. I've prepared spinach this way for years—because my children eat it happily! —Lucia Johnson, Massena, New York
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 cups fresh spinach (about 6 ounces)
- 3/4 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Dash ground nutmeg
- Place water, garlic and spinach in a large skillet. Cook, covered, over medium heat just until tender, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 116 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.
Originally published as White Beans and Spinach in Reminisce Extra December 1998
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