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Greens and Beans

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"We serve this along with steak and a baked potato. You can drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil on top before serving. Serve with crusty Italian bread. Navy beans work in this, also."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 135 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Pour enough water into a large pot to be about 2 inches deep; bring to a boil. Stir 1 teaspoon salt into the boiling water; add escarole. Cook the escarole at a boil, pushing the escarole further into the water as it wilts, until it is fork-tender, 3 to 5 minutes; drain.
  2. Pour olive oil into the pot and place over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in hot oil until the garlic is soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir drained escarole and cannellini beans into the garlic mixture; cook and stir until the beans are hot, 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the mixture just before serving.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 135 calories; 7.6 g fat; 13.5 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 738 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a staple in our house. I add a little dry chicken base and unsalted butter to the oil and garlic. Adjust your salt. Make sure you squeeze all the water out of your escarole (very importa...

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I found this just ok. I like all the ingredients and there wasn't anything wrong with it, just didn't thrill me. I added a little white wine for extra flavour. I think I will use the leftovers i...

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This is a staple in our house. I add a little dry chicken base and unsalted butter to the oil and garlic. Adjust your salt. Make sure you squeeze all the water out of your escarole (very importa...

Liked this very much. Didn't have escarole so I used Kale and cooked longer. Added a little "Better than boillion" non chicken flavor for a little extra taste.

Loved this! I used spinach instead of escarole because, depending on the season, sometimes I find escarole to be a little bitter. Also, instead of water, I cooked the spinach in chicken broth. I...

This is SO good! I did make a change- I used arugula because I always have it and that eliminated the need for boiling the greens. (when I added the greens I also threw in some shredded leftover...

I found this just ok. I like all the ingredients and there wasn't anything wrong with it, just didn't thrill me. I added a little white wine for extra flavour. I think I will use the leftovers i...

OMG...put it on a grilled chicken sandwich with some sliced provolone and you have a great, GREAT meal!

Absolutely love it. Use a good (or flavored) olive oil. Wonderful with fish.

Topped with roasted Hungarian pepper and ate the whole thing with a loaf of crusty Italian bread and bottle of wine-excellent!

The only change I made was to add a little chicken broth. What a simple delicious healthy dish.Will make it again.tmj