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White Beans and Sauteed Vegetables

This is a very fast and flavorful dish. Add a salad and some sliced fruit and you have a very nice Daniel Fast meal!

2 cans white beans, drained

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup celery, finely diced

½ cup carrot, finely diced

¼ cup virgin olive oil (to drizzle after beans are dished up)

  Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Drain the white beans and set aside
  2. Heat olive oil and then add all the prepared vegetables to the pan and sauté for until just done.
  3. Add beans and heat thoroughly
  4. Dish up on serving plates, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Yield: 4 servings

Tip: It is best to cook with regular old pure olive oil – save the more costly extra virgin oil for salads, drizzling, and dipping. When cooked, extra virgin oil actually turns bitter and the great flavors are cooked away! So use the less expensive pure olive oil for sautéing and frying.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Colleen Smith #

    Be sure to read the label on the can of beans, many contain preservatives. I like to cook a crockpot full of beans and then freeze it in serving size containers. Also I usually use coconut oil, adds a great flavor.

    March 15, 2011
  2. KC #

    Olive oil was a main staple in the biblical days. Fats in biblical days were more likely to be considered to be animal fat/lard. Just like fresh veggies and fruits, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is raw!

    I have friends that own a olive grove and have learned much about it. Here are the grades of olive oil and how it is made. The first pressing (Pressed between 2 large milling stones) is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The second pressing is Virgin Olive Oil. The third and subsequent oils which have to be labeled as Pure Olive Oil or Olive Oil must be heated/blended then pressed to release the oil content – which has more impurities – thus the darker coloring and then blended with virgin oil. The acidity is very little in EVOO and increases with each pressing.

    EVOO is great in it’s raw state and is not recommended for high heat cooking because it will burn easily; thus it is used for dressings/sauces. Whereas the Virgin Olive oil has a higher burn temperature. To reduce the burn point on the EVOO you can add another pure oil.

    So, if you are adhering to the raw EVOO does fall within the guidelines – but limit your usage.

    January 10, 2011
  3. Hi Truphosa,

    Deep fried foods are not allowed on the Daniel Fast, but good quality oils in small quantities are allowed.

    Be blessed!

    January 22, 2009
  4. Truphosa #

    The recipe is ok but I think it still contains oil which is forbidden in the fast

    January 21, 2009
  5. Vicki Muraoka #

    I cooked this recipe and loved it . It is going to be a good help on the fast. thanks for the recipes . i made the hummis and have never had it before it was wonderful. cant wait to serve it tonight for supper with whole wheat wraps .

    January 3, 2008

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