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Garlicky Beans with Lemon, Dill and Trout

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Calories: 234
Plate of white beans topped with fresh dill and smoked trout

The name says it all. Our beloved Trader Joe’s smoked trout (no, seriously, it’s so good) makes regular old canned white beans into the easiest dinner ever.

Dinner-From-a-Can Has Never Tasted So Good

Is there anything white beans can’t do? They’re so creamy and starchy, they hit the pasta-and-potatoes spot, but deliver a much healthier dose of protein and fiber than their simple carb counterparts. At least a corner of the pantry is always reserved for canned white beans. And as for type? We love them all! Tiny cannellini beans, Great Northern beans, or even butter beans! They are all wonderful. Any white bean that you love (or happen to have at home) will work just fine for this easy, savory, satisfying dish.

Our Favorite Tinned Smoked Trout

If you’re a tinned fish pro, you could play around with using different types of tinned fish in this easy recipe. Salmon might be nice, and good-quality, oil-packed tuna is never a bad idea. Perfect little scallops could even be nice here. Smoked trough is what we reach for 9 times out of 10, though, and here are three of our favorite places to buy it:

white plate topped white beans and oil topped with dill and smoked trout

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Garlicky Beans with Lemon, Dill and Trout

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Calories: 234


  • 13.5 ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 4 ounce can tinned smoked trough, drained


In a small skillet over medium-high heat, combine the white beans, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, garlic and dill. Cook, stirring often, heat until garlic fragrant and sizzling, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and top with smoked trout.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories 234
  • Protein 24 g
  • Carbohydrates 52 g
  • Total Fat 10 g
  • Dietary Fiber 17 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • sodium 209 mg
  • Total Sugars 2 g

Garlicky Beans with Lemon, Dill and Trout

Questions & Reviews

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  • keekrock

    Any suggestions on what to serve this with? It seems like more of a side dish than an entrée.

    You could serve with crusty bread or a green salad, or both!

  • Emily

    This was SO good! Enjoyed by everyone in our family, especially my 9 year old and me.
    Super fast and easy. Served with asparagus and a side of tortellini.

    Thank you Emily! We are so happy everyone loved it!

  • Jenn

    Delicious recipe, thank you!

    Thanks Jenn, glad you loved it!