Easy Sides: Roasted Beans


When I don't have too much time to cook or if I am not necessarily in the mood to prepare a gourmet dinner, there are a couple types of foods that I look to for a quick solution: legumes, and fresh root vegetables. Aside from eating loads of fish, vegetables (especially Brussels sprouts, beets, and asparagus) are always easy to prepare. Roasting veggies are generally my favourite, and on some days I just make tapas. But, I decided to switch things up when I only wanted a salad for dinner after a long work day.

Here's what I made to go along with our dinner salads: roasted cannellini beans with tomatoes, mushrooms, fresh herbs (coriander, and basil), and white wine. There's more to come this week, and I am making it part of my #FTalesFoodie diaries. Hope you enjoy!

Oven Roasted Cannellini Beans with White Wine 
1 can cannellini beans or 400 g (dried, soaked, and drained overnight)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, and a bit more for finishing
3-4 cloves of garlic (chopped fine)
1 tsp crush red pepper flakes
1 medium onion (peeled and sliced)
100 g sliced mushrooms (crimini/baby bella)
10-15 pcs. cherry tomatoes
118 ml dry white wine
kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
1 sprig of fresh basil for garnishing
25 g goat cheese or feta (Greek)

 1. Pour drained cannellini beans in a bowl.
 2. Add garlic, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, cilantro, and red pepper flakes.
 3. Blend in olive oil into bowl, stirring gently with a spoon to evenly cover bean mixture.
 4. In a foiled pan, spread bean mixture on pan, and place in oven. Let bake uncovered for 20 min.
 5. Lightly stir beans. Then, pour dry white wine over beans in the pan. Bake for 20-25 min. until tomatoes and onions are soft, and a few min. more when tomatoes are slightly roasted.
 6. Let stand for 2 min.
 7. Drizzle olive oil on top. Garnish with fresh basil, and add feta cheese crumbles.
 8. Serve, and season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Cannellini roasted beans #ftalesfoodie
  I sprinkled a hint more of basil on top. Plate as a side, or eat alone. Serve and enjoy!Fashion Tales recipes beans
Time: 30-45 min. 
Prep: 5 min. Preheat oven at 180C/Gas 4
Rinse, and wash tomatoes, and fresh herbs before proceeding to step one.  
To clean mushrooms, do so in a bowl of watergently turning them with your hands taking the dirt off, then put them on a cloth or towel and pat dry right before slicing them to add to the bowl. I removed some of the stems that were woody, but you can leave stems on. 

Lastly, here's a preview of what I cooked on the weekend as well, flaky scallion pancakes. This was by far one of the best versions that I have tried. It's fairly easy to make and entirely worth an extra morning run (wink)! More images to come soon. 

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  1. Very very healthy and appetizing indeed! I'll have that as a side dish for a fish dinner. I always include roasted veggies in my diet, so this one could be an alternative. Thank you for this. And oh, scallion pancakes! Yum yum :D Did you have it for Chinese New Year? Hope you're having a lovely week x

  2. Hi, thanks for your comment. :)Yes, we made these in celebration with friends for CNY. Both very delicious! <3

  3. SHE Jenmarie25 February

    Oh my goodness, that looks so tasty!!

  4. Looks so wonderful and Delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe! So nice to see meals made with really ingredients!


  5. Vix Brearley25 February

    That would be a main course in our house! It looks and sounds delicious! x

  6. Kate Byy25 February

    Amazing post again <3

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  7. Those sides look so yum. I actually would even have them as mains for lunch. Thank you for sharing!

    <3 <3 Mahshid مهشید


  8. Legumes and veggies are my choice too Madison, especially since Im vegetarian and those are the type of food I eat most. Your recipe looks very good and definitely Id like to try it as well as the scallion pancakes. Many kisses! xo

  9. Daniella25 February

    This looks amazing Madison and so tasty. Hope you're having a lovely week :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  10. OMG that looks so delicious!



  11. Thanks Mahshid! Yes, you can definitely eat this as a main dish or a side. Very good. <3

  12. Yes, definitely! Thanks for your comment Lilli! The scallion pancakes are also very delicious! xx

  13. Oh yum that looks so tasty, and healthy! Would be so nice with salad, or like you said as a meal on its own :)

    Away From The Blue

  14. oh these beans looks so tasty and delicious!


  15. So delicious yet healthy!

  16. Hmm, I love beans and I eat them a lot since they are a good source for plant based protein (and I am vegan). This looks really delicous and it makes me think that I should maybe have beans today :)

  17. Danielle Styles26 February

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe!


  18. Samantha Mariko26 February

    wow, this looks superb! I would love to try this :)

  19. Kristina26 February

    this looks sooo good... I'll have to give it a try. beans are so underrated in the US!


  20. Erika Sorocco26 February

    Such a yum post, Madison!


  21. Oh meine güte Madison jetzt hast du mich richtig hungrig gemacht. Ich esse ganz selten Bohnen, weil die so eine lange Garzeit haben. Das ist ja bei diesen Bohnen nicht der Fall. Die musste ich erst mal googlen, aber die gibt es hier auch. Muss das Rezept unbedingt mal ausprobieren. Deine Pfannekuchen sehen auch sehr lecker aus. Ich freue mich schon auf mehr Fotos. Happy Thursday!!

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

  22. This looks and sounds so darn tasty. Mouthwatering.

  23. Wow, looks pretty delicious! It's definitely a must to try next time I'm at the kitchen!

    The Rococo Style

  24. Thanks so much, glad that you liked it. :) /Madison

  25. Thanks Mica. It's definitely versatile: as a dish or side. :)

  26. Exactly! Great protein, minerals, and fibre.

  27. Bohnen wirklich nicht zu lang, um den Einsatz prepare-- eine Dose Bohnen zu nehmen, und nicht rohen Bohnen, es spart Zeit. Ich wünsche Dir viel Spaß und natürlich gibt es mehr Fotos und Essen zu kommen, hehe. :) Haben einen tollen Abend. (I like your own new blog too by the way.) <3 xoxo / Madison

  28. Allie Mackin26 February

    Oh this looks good, I have problems with beans though. But maybe if they are roasted it may be easier on my system.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  29. ElleSees.blogspot.com27 February

    the beans look amazing but i'm really intrigued by those scallion pancakes!

  30. Missy May27 February

    Mmm...yummy yum!! I love food and I can not lie. Lol!! I can you're a good cook. :)
    Have a lovely weekend, my sister. Much love! xoxo


  31. Mmmmm, looks tasty! I eat salad for dinner very often, as I prefer lighter food in the evening. I should definitely try this recipe, thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend, Madison!