Nature’s Temptations‘ Chef Liz has shared with us another soul-nourishing recipe: Farro & White Bean Simmered in Fresh Tomatoes with Garlic & Spinach. These ingredients offer an excellent source of protein, may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and protect bone, eye, brain & heart health. All ingredients can be purchased at Nature’s Temptations in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Farro & White Bean Simmered in Fresh Tomatoes with Garlic & Spinach

Ingredients:

3 cups farro, cooked

2 cups white beans, cooked

3 cups baby spinach

4 tomatoes, small dice

1/2 small onion, small dice

2 tsp garlic

1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp real salt

Method:

1. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, stir. Let sauté in pan for 3 minutes.
2. Stir in the farro, white beans, and spinach. Adjust flavor.

BENEFITS:

Farro: excellent source of protein, fiber, and nutrients like magnesium, zinc, and some B vitamins

White Beans: nutritional powerhouse, packed with fiber and protein and a good source of numerous micronutrients, including folate, magnesium, and vitamin B6

Tomatoes: a major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.reduced risk of heart disease and cancer

Garlic:  contains countless vital nutrients — flavonoids, oligosaccharides, amino acids, allicin, and high levels of sulfur (just to name a few) — and eating this spice regularly has been proven to provide unbelievable health benefits.

Spinach: the vitamin k powerhouse that protects bone, eye, brain & heart health