A dish of herby white beans
Upgrade White Beans With One Herby Ingredient
A plate of white beans is not exactly a stand-out when placed next to heartier, more flavorful dishes. Adding a dollop of pesto is an easy way to enliven these beloved legumes.
Pesto transforms white beans into a more exciting and enjoyable experience with its delightful tangy, nutty, and herbaceous notes, enhancing the beans without overwhelming them.
This works with both store-bought and homemade pesto. The usage amount depends largely on what dish you're making, but less than a cup might be a good place to start.
An easy option is to simply add pesto to canned white beans. For more flavor, sprinkle fresh herbs or shredded cheese on top, or turn it into a creamy dip using a food processor.