Beans and Greens

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 8 hours


For this recipe, I use a Crock-Pot (slow cooker). We do this often at our house and serve with a simple salad or roasted potatoes


  • 3 cups dried cannellini beans
  • 3 cups steamed kale
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper, optional


Start your cannellini beans cooking in a crockpot in the morning. Make sure the beans are covered with at least 1 1/2 inches of water and cook on low for 8 hours. When they are done, mash roughly with a bean masher and add salt to taste. Serve beans with steamed kale, squeeze a bit of lemon over the top and add a pinch of zest. Add salt and pepper to taste and crushed red pepper, if desired.

Hint: Serve this over whole grains of your choice, if desired.