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. 

16 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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  6. healthy looking colourful combination

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  13. Angela sounds delicious!!! gloria

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  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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