Rustic White Bean Tomato Sauce



Pasta is an easy go-to meal that can pack a lot of flavor and nutrition. I whipped up this Rustic White Bean Tomato Sauce and served it over top veggie spirals for a fast and super yummy lunch today. This recipe is easy and simple. Serve this sauce over top any variety of pasta. You could even serve it with rice or add a few more veggies and eat it like chili, with a chunk of crusty bread on the side. I also share a few fun ways you can tweak this recipe…

I love the chunky texture of this sauce..

These white beans add fiber, protein, magnesium, iron and B vitamins.. Just to name a few!

Rich tomato flavor..

Here are a few ingredients you could play around with to add to this sauce:

– capers
– black olives
– more garlic
– fresh basil
– red pepper flakes
– vegan sausage
– vegan cheese
-roasted bell peppers
– chopped carrots
– mushrooms



Cheese on top.
I love the Follow Your Heart Parmesan Cheese. You could also use a DIY Parm sprinkle or another cheese you love.

And this may just be me, but whenever I have a tomato-based pasta meal, I always love a dessert or after-meal treat of chocolate! You could nibble a few squares of dark chocolate with almonds, or enjoy some chocolate mouse or ice cream.

Kathy Patalsky

Published 05/02/2019

Rustic White Bean Tomato Sauce

This hearty, simple and flavorful tomato sauce is packed with chunky tomatoes, white beans and a cravable garlicky aroma. Pour over top pasta to serve! Vegan and dairy-free.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 26oz chopped tomatoes, organic
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning (salt-free dried herbs)
  • 1 1/2 cups white beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley, basil or spinach
  • salt to taste
  • Optional: add in 1-2 Tbsp capers or black olives for another layer of flavor.

Instructions

  1. Warm a large skillet over high heat.
  2. Add the olive oil and garlic and saute for a minute.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the tomatoes, nutritional yeast and dried herbs. Simmer on medium for three minutes.
  4. Fold in the white beans and greens and salt to taste. Stir gently and simmer for another 3-5 minutes on medium. You want to cook the sauce until it thickens and the flavors develop. If the sauce gets too dry, reduce the heat and/or cover with a lid while simmering.
  5. Serve over top pasta. Add vegan cheese and red pepper flakes over top.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 02 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 08 mins.

Total time: 10 mins.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 125

Tags: tomatoes,sauce,garlic,tomato sauce,beans,dinner,entree,easy,italian,vegan,recipe,

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