I love Claire Robinson from Food Networks "5 Ingredient Fix". She makes such amazing food using 5 ingredients (or fewer!). Salt, pepper & water are "free" ingredients i.e. they don't count towards the 5 ingredients in the recipe.
Can you see why I love it?!?
As we all know, it's so easy to get carried away & spend far too much to add this or that to a recipe.
So, in an effort to save desperately needed money (who doesn't need to do that?), I decided to start a series of my own.
Starting with dinner. Tonight :)
I have had this delicious beauty sitting in my fridge for far too long.
Tonight we end that :)
Beans & Greens (keep it simple~in all areas of recipe creating)
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
1 bunch of swiss chard, removed from stems & sliced* (about 2 cups)
1 can of diced tomatoes
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, whole
1 T minced garlic in olive oil
*1 c water, salt & pepper (to taste)
Heat large saute pan over medium heat. Add 1 T minced garlic & some of the garlic oil to the pan and cook for about 1 minute. Add chard & toss with garlic. Add diced tomatoes, whole rosemary sprigs, beans, water, S&P to pan. Cover pan and cook over medium high heat for about 25 minutes.
Serve with a hunk of crusty bread & call it a meal.
My meat loving man did :)
It was seriously SO good. It honestly tasted like Olive Garden Minestrone soup. Phil should know, he used to work there :)
I am seriously so excited about this series...and I hope you will be too :)
Now, for some more ideas....
~No chard? Sub in (fresh or frozen) spinach or kale.
~No fresh rosemary? Use 1 T dried (or to taste..I really love rosemary)
~Sub black beans for the cannellini beans, spinach for chard & dried cumin for the rosemary OR kidney beans & chili powder. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.
*Note~the stems are perfectly edible..I just let my chard sit too long & they were too soft so I added them to the compost pile*
Have you ever watched "5 Ingredient Fix"? Do you have a favorite 5 ingredient recipe?