White Beans with Oregano


This side dish shows just how oregano brightens a simple ingredient like white beans. You can also purée the mixture and serve it cold as a dip for vegetables and bread sticks.

  • 6Servings


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1 Tbs. dried oregano
  • 2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained


Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until onion begins to brown. Stir in garlic and oregano, and cook 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

Add beans and 1 cup water, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes, or until half of liquid has evaporated, but beans are still a little soupy.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 164
  • Carbohydrate Content: 23 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 317 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g