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.
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.
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
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.