Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Beans and greens (recipe in the comments from May 30th, 2008)

Hot tea
We were looking for pretty easy meals for this week and Beans and Greens is a VERY old recipe that never fails and is easy to boot. Especially when you have fresh fruit as a side, there are few meals this simple. You saute greens and garlic, mash canned beans (drained) with red pepper flakes and lemon, and then spread both on pieces of toast. We often serve this with a cheese-y bread, but tonight it's plainer Italian-style bread. All in all this is crazily simple peasant style food that is completely satisfying in a way that some more gourmet meals are not. We've been making this since our junior year in college too, so it's like old home week. Also, who doesn't need more leafy greens in their diet?

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Escarole
Time: 20 minutes
Make ahead: Both beans and greens can be done ahead and re-heated (or served room temp). The toast needs to be fresh.

J: "It's almost like a sandwich, but cooler."
M: "Still excellent!"

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