Mixed Beans with Kale and Quinoa

Mixed Beans with Kale and Quinoa
Florida Coastal Cooking

 Serves 4

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Ingredients

1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed and cooked to package directions with veggie broth or water

1 onion, chopped

2 carrots, sliced thinly

2 leeks

1 bay leaf, minced or crushed

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp dried thyme

2 Tbsp cider vinegar

1 14.5oz can mixed beans or red kidney beans

¾ cup veggie broth, divided

1 bunch kale, washed, de-stemmed and chopped

Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper


Directions


1. Spray a straight sided skillet or pot with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat; add onion, carrot, leek and bay leaf and cook about 5 minute, or until translucent. Reduce heat and add garlic, cook for one minute. Add thyme, vinegar, beans and ½ cup broth, cook about five minutes. Mush the beans down a bit to create a thicker sauce.

Pour bean mixture into a small bowl and set aside.


2. Heat remaining ¼ cup broth over medium high heat; reduce heat, add kale and simmer until kale is wilted; about three minutes. Season to taste.


3. Divide quinoa, bean mixture and kale over four plates.
 
Suggested wines are Broadbent Vinho Verde n/v (Portugal) and Badenhorst ‘Secateurs’ Red 2010, (Swartland, South Africa).
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