Arugula adds brightness and a peppery flavor to this simple and healthy recipe for Italian braised white beans with garlic and tomatoes. It's a satisfying side dish for all sorts of meals, especially grilled or seared lamb chops or steak.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and a sprinkle of kosher salt and saute for 1-2 minutes, lowering the heat if the garlic starts to brown.
Stir in the tomato paste and let it cook for about 30 seconds. Add the cans of beans with their liquid, 1 cup of the chicken stock, and the bay leaf. Bring the beans to a simmer.