Greens and Beans

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes



  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • 2-15 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4-6 cups packed dinosaur kale, coarsely chopped


Place the onion and garlic in a large pot with about 1/8 cup of the broth. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion softens slightly. Add the remaining broth, the chili paste and the beans, bring to a boil, then add the kale. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until kale is tender. This is another flavorful, yet simple dish. It makes a delicious topping for whole grains.

Hint: Dinosaur kale, also called Lacinato Blue, is a bit more tender than regular curly kale. The stems may be left in the kale and will not be tough after cooking. If you can't find it, use regular curly kale instead, but remove the stems before chopping. Red chili paste is found in jars in the Asian section of most supermarkets. It is also called Sambal Oelek. Sriracha hot chili sauce may be substituted, if desired. This may also be made with small white beans, or pintos, if desired.