Meditteranean Beans

Mediterranean Beans

Mediterranean Beans are a simple, yet tasty way to get beans on the table quickly.  These beans get their flavor from a mixture of herbs and vegetables.  When the Mediterranean beans are ready for serving, some good quality extra virgin olive oil is added to the pot to give it a definitive Mediterranean flair.   Because Mediterranean beans are made with small white beans, they cook quickly.  These will become a favorite in your household as they have in mine.  A bowl of these beans, paired with a green salad makes a hearty and satisfying meal. 

Mediterranean Beans
Celery, Carrots, and Onion make these Mediterranean Beans taste amazing.

We love beans here at Patty Cake’s Pantry, so having a bowl of Mediterranean Beans with a salad during our thirty days of vegan recipes didn’t feel like a hardship.  Often, we flavor our beans with meat, but the addition of the extra virgin olive oil along with all of the flavor from the vegetables and the oregano ensured that we didn’t miss the meat.

What will you need to prepare this recipe?

From the Pantry

  • white beans
  • dried oregano
  • paprika
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil

From the Refrigerator

  • carrots
  • celery

From the Root Cellar

  • yellow, or brown, onion

This was a great vegan recipe, approved by all, and we will definitely be making this again.

Meditteranean Beans

Give our recipe for Mediterranean Beans a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Mediterranean Beans
Recipe type: Vegan, Beans
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Serves: 6
Mediterranean beans are a simple, flavorful, way to prepare beans. The small white beans are cooked with carrots, celery, and onion to flavor them. These beans are cooked in about an hour, so they're easier to prepare than most other varieties of beans.The total cost of this meal is $1.88 or about $0.32 per serving. 
  • 2 cups small white beans ($0.49)
  • 2 carrots, chopped ($0.40)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped ($0.36)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped ($0.20)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon dried oregano (we often use more) ($0.08)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil  ($0.32)
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika ($0.02)
  1. Sort the beans to remove any rocks or bad beans then measure out 2 cups of beans.
  2. Rinse beans with water to remove any field dirt then drain.
  3. Place beans in a pot and add carrots, onions, celery, and oregano.
  4. Cover contents of pain with water that's about two inches above the level of the food.
  5. Place on stove and heat to boiling.
  6. Reduce heat, and simmer beans for about an hour or until beans are tender.
  7. Add salt, olive oil, and paprika and mix well.
  8. Serve. These Mediterranean Beans are great paired with a salad or served with a piece of crusty bread.

Nutrition Information is for 1/6th  of the recipe as written.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.3g
Saturated Fat 1.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 415mg
Total Carbohydrates 48.6g
Dietary Fiber 18.9g
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 15.6g
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 26%
Calcium 11%
Iron 32%

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