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  • Writer's pictureLiz Hoobchaak

Mediterranean Garlic White Beans

This bean dish is bursting with the flavors of the Mediterranean. Fresh herbs, garlic infused olive oil and wilted tomatoes and spinach. It makes a great side dish and tastes great both warm and cold. 

You can use canned beans as a shortcut for this recipe. However, I would recommend starting with dried beans and soaking overnight before cooking. Dried beans have more concentrated nutrients compared to canned. The process of soaking dried beans will make them easier to digest and lessen any digestive side effects such as gas and bloating. 


1 cup of olive oil

8 cloves of garlic

1 red onion 

1 pint of cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup fresh oregano

1/4 cup fresh rosemary

1 small box of spinach 

4 cups cooked white navy beans 

1 tbsp salt 

2 tbsp vinegar 


  1. Place olive oil in a large ceramic pot on the stove on lowest heat. Add coarsely chopped garlic and simmer on lowest setting for 20 minutes until garlic is just beginning to turn brown. 

  2. Strain the garlic and return the olive oil to the pot. Save the garlic to add in later on. 

  3. Turn heat to medium and add chopped onion, sauté for 5 minutes. 

  4. Add whole cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs and salt and sauté for 10 minutes until tomatoes are bursting open. 

  5. Chop the garlic into smaller pieces and add to the pot. 

  6. Add the beans, spinach and vinegar and stir together until the spinach is wilted. Enjoy! 

This makes approximately 6-8 servings.

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