Spinach and Beans

Recipe From Just Say Yes To Fruits and Veggies

6 servings

Beans add 12 grams of filling protein, per serving, to this popular recipe!

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2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 chopped onion

2 minced garlic cloves

3-1/2 cups cooked great northern beans

6 cups fresh spinach, stems removed

1 tablespoon vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste


Cutting board
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Large frying pan


1.) In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat.

2.) Add onion, cook 2 minutes, stirring often.

3.) Add garlic, cook 1 minute.

4.) Add beans and cook until hot, about 3 minutes.

5.) Add spinach and vinegar (add spinach in small batches), stirring often until spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes.

6.) Season with salt and pepper and serve.


More About Spinach

How to Select

Choose fresh, crisp, green bunches with no evidence of insect damage.

How to Store

Remove blemished leaves, rinse, dry and refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes for use within 3-5 days. Freeze: Blanch, cool, and freeze in plastic bags.

How to Prepare

Rinse greens in cold water. Dry well; pat between towels, or use a salad spinner. Eat raw: Add to salads, wraps, pitas, and sandwiches. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave, boil, saut, stir-fry, braise, or pure. Add to casseroles, soups, dips, sauces, and pasta, rice, and egg dishes. Cook with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice.