Two iconic French dishes meet in one: Layer summer vegetables and crispy bread crumbs over white beans simmered in tomato sauce, and bake until the dish is bubbly and the top is browned and crusty. Mmm, mmm.
To ensure your beans get very tender, try this quick-soak method. Place the beans in a large pot. Cover with 6 cups water. Bring to boiling; boil gently for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain.