Get out the Dutch oven and prepare to make a Mediterranean Vegetable-Bean Stew that will win you worldwide fame. (Or at least a round of applause at home.)
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1/3 cup KRAFT Greek Vinaigrette Dressing
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1 zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, then sliced crosswise
1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed
1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves
3 cups hot cooked whole wheat couscous
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Natural Feta Cheese Crumbles
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
Heat dressing in Dutch oven on medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 5 min. or until onions are crisp-tender.
Add tomatoes and zest; stir. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 20 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add zucchini and beans; cover. Cook 5 min. Stir in spinach.
Serve stew over couscous; top with cheese and parsley.
Cannellini beans are white Italian kidney beans that are available both in dried and canned forms. They make a wonderful addition to soups and salads. If cannellini beans are not available, use navy beans, great Northern beans or kidney beans instead.
Cooking With Beans
When using canned beans, simply drain and rinse well. Brands vary in firmness, so try different brands until you find one you like. Dried beans, other than lentils and split peas, must be soaked before cooking. To soak: Wash beans well; place in bowl. Add enough water to cover beans by 3 inches; cover. Let stand 8 hours. Drain. To quick-soak: Wash beans well; place in saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans by 3 inches; cover. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Boil 2 min. Let stand 1 hour. Drain.
How to Clean Spinach
Spinach can hold a lot of dirt and must be thoroughly washed before using. To clean, fill a large bowl with water, then swish spinach around in water until most of the dirt comes off. Repeat process 2 or 3 times, using clean water each time, until no more dirt clings to the spinach. Rinse thoroughly under running water and remove hard stems. Spin dry in salad spinner and/or pat dry with paper towels. Use immediately or store in refrigerator up to 4 days.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fibers 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.