Tremendous Nourishing Beans & Greens

Lemon wedges in a skillet of beans and greens

On the finish of an extended day, it’s laborious to seek out the vitality to make a nutritious meal (we get it!). Impressed by our fiber-loving pal Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (@theguthealthmd), these tremendous nourishing beans and greens mix two of our favourite budget-friendly meals in a fast and simple dish! 

Whereas scrumptious by itself, we suggest pairing with grains or protein for a satisfying meal! Savory, comforting, and simply 8 substances, half-hour, and 1 pan required. Allow us to present you the way it’s completed! 

Chard, lemon, white beans, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, shallot, and water

Why beans and greens?

This combo is a no brainer! Beans are a scrumptious supply of complicated carbs, protein, and fiber, whereas leafy greens add extra fiber, PLUS some severe vitamin and mineral superpowers. Collectively they make a healthful and healthful dish filled with nutrient-dense, gut-loving goodness! We’re into it.

The way to make beans and greens

Okay, so we all know it’s good for you, large whoop! However does it style good? Heck ya! First issues first, shallots and garlic sauté in olive oil with purple pepper flakes for a savory and subtly spicy base. Subsequent, the greens arrive on the taste get together and get cookin’!

Sautéing shallot and garlic in a skillet

Then it’s bean time! This recipe makes use of white beans for his or her buttery, tender texture and impartial taste, however nearly any bean would work properly.

Stirring white beans and chard in a skillet

After combining the beans and greens, water and lemon juice are added so the flavors can meld and every thing can frivolously simmer and soften. And that’s it!

Lemons, olive oil, and red pepper flakes around a pan of beans and greens with lemon wedges

We hope you LOVE these beans and greens! They’re:

Savory
Healthful
Fast & simple
Nourishing
Versatile
& SO satisfying!

They make a scrumptious gentle meal on their very own however are additionally excellent for pairing with grains like quinoa or rice or a protein like Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs, Lemon Baked Salmon, or Simple Baked Hen Breasts.

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Fork holding up a bite of sautéed beans and greens

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 20 minutes

Whole Time 30 minutes

Servings 3 (Servings)

Course Entree

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Vegan (non-obligatory)

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it maintain? 3-4 Days

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 massive shallot, finely diced (1 massive shallot yields ~3/4 cup or 120 g)
  • 4 massive cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 tsp purple pepper flakes (omit or scale back if not a fan of spice)
  • 1 bunch chard or different greens of selection, chopped (1 bunch yields ~5 cups or 200 g // mustard greens, kale, or collards would all work)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can white beans (butter beans or cannellini), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4-1 cup filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • In a Dutch oven or a big rimmed skillet with a lid, warmth the oil over medium warmth. As soon as sizzling, add the shallot and sauté for 1-2 minutes, till aromatic and translucent. Flip the warmth all the way down to medium low and add the garlic and purple pepper flakes. Sauté for 1 extra minute.
  • Return the warmth to medium and add the chopped chard (or greens of selection). Toss to coat the greens within the oil and distribute the shallot and garlic. As soon as the greens are simply starting to wilt, add the white beans and salt and stir to mix.

  • Add the water and lemon juice then cowl and simmer for 15-25 minutes, till the greens are tender, the beans have softened, and the combination is a bit saucy however a lot of the water has evaporated. Add extra water and canopy as wanted to realize the specified consistency of your greens and beans.

  • Serve instantly! Scrumptious by itself as a fast meal, or served with toast, grains, tofu, salmon, or eggs. Retains for 3-4 days within the fridge or as much as 1 month within the freezer.

*Diet data is a tough estimate.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 230 Carbohydrates: 30 g Protein: 10.8 g Fats: 10.1 g Saturated Fats: 1.4 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 1 g Monounsaturated Fats: 6.6 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 525 mg Potassium: 644 mg Fiber: 10 g Sugar: 2.4 g Vitamin A: 188 IU Vitamin C: 22 mg Calcium: 42 mg Iron: 1.3 mg