Another great cookbook I’ve been using lately is The Dude Diet. Along with the great frittata recipe I made awhile ago, we recently made ‘Grown-up Beans on Toast.’ The recipe calls for chicken sausage, but we made without, and it still tastes great – even kid approved! It’s pretty quick to make – took about 30 minutes start to finish – and, it tastes great as leftovers too. The author says the recipe makes 2 servings, but I think it can make about 6-10 toasts, depending how much you use to top the bread. If you eat meat, go ahead and use your favorite chicken sausage. I’ll list those steps as optional below. We made ours wheat and dairy-free using gluten-free bread, and Vegan Parmesan shreds.
Grown-up Beans on Toast
adpated from The Dude Diet
makes about 6-10 toasts
2 tsp. olive oil
2 chicken sausages (sweet or spicy), diced – OPTIONAL
1/2 sweet onion, chopped finely
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. tomato paste
3/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 15 oz. can cannelini beans (or great white northern beans), rinsed & drained
1 15 oz. can diced or crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
Your favorite gluten-free (or traditional) bread, toasted
Chopped parsley, to sprinkle on top
Vegan Parmesan, to sprinkle on top (I like Follow Your Heart, found at Whole Foods)
- In a medium saute pan, heat pan and add olive oil.
- [OPTIONAL] Saute diced chicken sausage for about 4-5 minutes, until browned.
- Add onion and saute until translucent, just starting to brown.
- Add garlic and stir until fragrant. About 30 seconds.
- Add dried oregano, tomato paste, salt, and paprika. Cook for a few minutes more.
- Add drained beans, tomatoes and water. Heat until boiling. Then, reduce the heat and cook for another 10 minutes so flavors can combine. I waited until most of the liquid had evaporated.
- Serve warm on toast. Top with chopped parsley and vegan parmesan.