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White Beans with Spinach Puree

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Great Northern Beans
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Water
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
  2. In a large, heavy pot, cover beans with water, about 4 cups. Add bay leaf to pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Drain beans and set aside, reserving about 3/4 cup of their liquid. Discard bay leaf.
  4. Combine bread crumbs and garlic in a small bowl.
  5. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, heat spinach, and add oregano, thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Purée spinach mixture in a blender or food processor.
  6. Gently combine beans, bread crumbs, spinach puree and reserved bean liquid.
  7. Serve warm.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

garlic bread crumbs great northern beans frozen spinach