This is another breakfast for dinner thing. As you might realize, I am pretty obsessed with this rn! I mean you can totally have that for breakfast if you prepare it the night before but its an amazing dinner too! Think baked beans just a little less sweet and with a lemons twist with some softened arugula on crispy sourdough. Sounds pretty solid huh?
When to make it?
Honestly, this is really incredibly simple and easy to make, so you could even make it fresh in the morning but it is just as good if you make it before and just reheat it. Or in a big batch and enjoy throughout the week!
Why white beans?
The reason I am using white beans here is because I believe that they are the best!! Out of all beans, they are my favorite. They taste a little buttery and rich and not as dry as some others do, which I really like. Also they take on the red Color beautifully which kidney beans for example don’t, do they look really nice in this dish!
Beans in general are a great food. No matter whether you cook them fresh or buy them canned they are packed with protein and fiber. This is such a great plant based protein source with over 6g of protein and almost 7g of fiber per 100g!
That’s a whole lot! Also they have a lot of antioxidants and amino acids. Besides being healthy for your good and improving your digestion they are also linked to reducing the risk of cancer and improve your heart health. So they are an amazing scientist superfood.
How to buy them?
It really doesn’t matter, it is whatever you prefer! If you buy them canned, they of course are way more convenient because they are basically ready to eat. Just make sure you read the label carefully and that there are not a thousand additional ingredients you can’t pronounce. Also drain and wash them before consuming so you get rid of gases that might bloat you and excess salt.
If you buy them raw on the other hand, they are just as good and you can be sure that there are not any additives because you decide what is going in them. BUT! You have to cook them through because raw beans are poisonous! So few people actually know that but be careful. But when you cook them through they are jut as good, just need a little more time!
Not a lot. Some canned and fresh tomatoes, agave, sea salt, tomato paste and water. That’s it. So simple right? A little fresh arugula is stored in at the end and some lemon zest for that wow-effect and voilá, there you go, dinner/ breakfast is ready. Serve it on some toasted sourdough and if you feel like making it extra good, spread butter or margarine (to keep it vegan) in both sides of the bread and toast it up in the pan instead of the toaster. This is so good. Buttery rich toasted sourdough with creamy, kinda sweet & tangy fresh tomatoey beans on top with some greens sneaked in. So good.
Honestly, I love making this as a quick dinner or a decent breakfast or even at brunch for when friends are over. It is so good, no matter if you are vegan or not because honestly, with some bacon on top, it is next level! I hope that you will love this recipe as much as I do!
Katie // Une Petite Cuisiniere
Tomatoey Lemon Beans on Crispy Sourdough
Decent breakfast or breakfast for dinner. Sweet, fresh and tangy tomatoey beans, ofc with some greens sneaked in on some buttery, crispy sour dough. Waking up has never been so easy.
What you will need
That is what you will need:
- 2 slices sourdough
- 2 tsp butter or vegan butter to keep it vegan
- 150 g white beans
- 150 g crushed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 lemon zested
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 50 ml water
- 1 handful arugula
That is how it works:
Drain and rinse the beans. Add them to a pan along with the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, maple syrup, and sea salt. Heat it up on medium heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
In the mentime spread the (vegan) butter on the bread slices. Heat up a pan and fry the sourdough in it until crispy and golden brown on both sides.
Right befre serving str in the arugula and lemon zest into the beans and stir through until the arugula has welted a little.
Place the bread on plates and top with the beans and top with a little more lemon zest.
Serve and enjoy!