Beans and Greens

Beans And Greens


1 can cannellini beans- about a 13 oz. can (or whatever kind of beans you like)

1 bunch of wild greens

1/4 cup minced onion or shallot

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

salt, to taste

a few shakes of red pepper

water, as needed


If the greens have been frozen, thaw them. If they're fresh, blanch for a couple of minutes and drain. Or use them without blanching if you like your greens really bitter. Then pour some of the olive oil in a pan and saute the onions until limp. Add the garlic and soften them too. Toss in the beans and smash them partially with a fork. Add the greens to the beans, the salt, the red pepper and a little water to help everything blend together. Taste for seasoning, then cook for a few minutes to meld the flavors together. Serve with crusty bread. Wine optional.