Last night, I concocted a simple side dish to go along with my spaghetti. I combined about half a can of white cannellini beans (rinsed and drained) with a chopped up roasted red pepper from a jar, a few chopped marinated artichoke hearts (from a jar), and several chopped up Kalamata olives. I added a little basil and warmed it up in the microwave.
I ate it plain, but I think this would also be good over pasta; in a pita as a sandwich filling; as a dip with pita or bagel chips; or as a bruschetta topping. I think feta cheese would also go well with it, but I didn't have any feta on hand.
Nothing fancy, a little salty...just like I like it.