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Pan-Fried Kale and Butter Beans

  • June 26, 2017
  • By Sabine

Kale and butter beans

So, I almost didn’t post this recipe because it seemed too simple and easy to prepare. However, since this dish is super nourishing,  delicious and inexpensive,  and it only requires a few simple ingredients, I thought I needed to share.

kale and butter beans

On Saturday, my fridge and pantry were pretty much empty. I did find a can of butter beans and a bag of kale. Perfect ingredients for a quick and warm lunch.


This is my favorite kind of lunch. Everything gets thrown into a pan, and the dish is ready in minutes.

kale and beans


(serves two)

1 cup kale (I get mine in a bag, washed and chopped)

1 can butter beans (rinsed and drained). Mine were baby butter beans, but I love the large butter beans.

3 tbsp olive oil

1 clove of garlic

1 tbsp soy sauce

Salt and pepper

kale and beans


In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the beans and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Flip the beans and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, kale, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook until the kale begins to wilt. Mix in the soy sauce and cook for 1 minute longer, stirring until everything is evenly coated.

kale and butter beans


So quick and easy.

By Sabine, June 26, 2017
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