beans · side dish · vegan · vegetarian

Garlicky Beans

Did you know that the traditional English Breakfast has beans on the menu? Compared to sausage, bacon and fried eggs, beans are a healthy, protein packed side that are low in fat. Inspired by Tina’s post, I was suddenly craving beans at 8:30 in the morning. Serve with a side of whole wheat of sprouted toast for a complete meal! This also makes a wonderful side dish for any time of day, too.
The original recipe calls for pinto beans but I subbed black beans as I was out of pinto.



  • 2 cans of beans, drained and rinsed OR 3 cups fully cooked plain beans
  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic OR 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat EVOO and garlic in a large sauce pan for about 2 minutes on medium low. Be careful not to burn the garlic as it will become bitter.
Then add beans, herbs, water, scallions, salt and pepper. Stir until hot.
You can use this a main dish, paired with a green salad, or as a side dish. It is versatile and a big hit for those that love garlic!
Here was my breakfast this morning. No need for utensils; I used the toast as my spoon!


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