Recipe Spotlight: Greens and Beans

Spring has sprung and farmers markets have begun opening up all around Maryland filled with fresh in-season fruits and veggies.  The great news is many of them now take EBT cards, making them an affordable place to purchase fresh fruits and veggies for the whole family!

Spinach, kale and Swiss chard are some of the first crops to be harvested in Maryland.  Pick up some fresh greens at your local farmers market and try this Simple Greens and Beans dish your family will love. 

Here are some step by step instructions to help you master the Greens and Beans recipe!

Greens & Beans Recipe

Servings: 6

  2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  1 onion, chopped
  2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  2 (15.5 ounce) cans of white beans, rinsed and drained
  6 cups fresh greens: (Examples are spinach, Swiss chard, or kale), washed
  2 Tablespoons fresh parsley or 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat oil in pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring often.
  4. Add beans and parsley, cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in greens and cook just until wilted.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.

  Gather all of your  ingredients

 Measure, wash chop and prepare all ingredients.
Be sure to rinse the beans to get rid of some of the sodium!
 Heat oil over medium heat adding chopped garlic and onion.  Cook for 2 minutes.
  Add beans and parsley and cook for 2 minutes.
 Stir in greens and cook just until wilted.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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