Maintenance – Leeks, Artichokes, and White Beans

If you are looking for the perfect side dish to compliment your meal then look no further!

This is such an incredibly simple dish that is packed full of flavor.  It’s loaded with cancer-fighting compounds, is low in fat and high in fiber (the perfect combination for a meal)!  And did I mention that it’s SO simple!  If you have never cooked with leek before, then this is a MUST try recipe.  Besides you can find leeks anywhere these days (I actually bought these ones at Wal-Mart).  Just remember to use the white part and discard the green tops (so buy the ones that have the most whites).

Leek, Artichoke and White Beans

2 leeks, washed and finely chopped

2 TBS olive oil

1 15oz can of white beans, rinsed and drained

1 12oz jar of artichoke hearts, drained

1 tsp of dried dill

In a large saucepan heat the oil over medium heat and sautee the leeks for about 5-7 minutes (until they are soft).  Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for another minute or two.  Serve warm or cold.

Source: WFM 1-10

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