Friday, August 12, 2011

Stewed Collard Greens and White Beans

Two things very Southern: greens; white beans. Combining them: genius. This recipe that I adapted from the geniuses at Living Simple magazine is an instant family favorite.

Stewed Collard Greens and White Beans
12 oz dry cannellini beans
2 tsp chili oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 bunch collard greens (about 2 lbs) stems removed and leaves cut into 3 inch thick strips
1 3-4 inch piece Parmesan rind
7 cups water
coarse salt
2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1. Cover beans with 3 inches of water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cover for one hour. Drain.
2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes until tender, about 4 minutes.
3. Add collard greens in batches, stirring until wilted. Add beans, Parmesan rind, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beans and greens are tender, about 1 hr 20 minutes.
4. Season with salt and vinegar.
5. Yields 6 servings; each serving 350 calories

I am having a busy week getting my Avon business set up. Visiting your blogs is a great, relaxing, just for me activity in which I am about to indulge. Shannon mentioned that Avon sells great bubble bath - indeed they do. They even have Gourmand bubble bath just for us foodies; it comes in Berries and Cream, Chocolate Cherry Cake, and Caramel Truffle (click if you want to see for yourself:) As a disclaimer, I get to tell you that I am an independent Avon representative. 


  1. hello angela first time to your blog. happy to follow you dear, plz stop by my blog whenyou find time!!!!This dish looks healthy and tasty!!!
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  2. Very healthy dish.The beans really take it up a notch! I could make this a main dish

  3. I bet the flavor in this is amazing, especially with the beans.

  4. DD - Thanks:) I am happy to follow you back
    Maris - It could definitely be a main dish.
    Beloved - It is pretty darn tasty:)

  5. This looks fantastic! And very much a Southern food indeed!

  6. healthy looking colourful combination

  7. this is genius to combine the two enjoy the weekend

  8. Healthy dish. Thx for sharing. First time here and you have a lovely space.

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  9. I have never tried collard greens I think, seen it being mentioned quite a lot. Very curious to try this, I am sure I will love it

  10. Haven't tried collard greens yet...actually haven't seen them on the markets yet. I love the combination of beans and greens.

  11. Okay, I'm officially jealous of the avon swag! Yummy collard greens :) Reminds me of my Oklahoma childhood!

  12. Yum! sounds and looks like a delicious healthy dish :)

  13. Angela sounds delicious!!! gloria

  14. This may be a silly question, but do collared greens taste anything like Kale? We love Kale in our home, and testing new greens. Would be interesting to make a Southern Dish, seeing that we are pretty north in Edmonton.

    I have enjoyed following you the past couple of weeks :)


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