Thursday, February 10, 2011

Collard Greens and White Bean Soup

I came across some fabulous Collard Greens in my Harvest2U box.  They are tender and just beautiful.  I can't say enough about GREENS!!! Any kind... Collard, Kale, Mustard.. the health benefits are out of this world!!! This recipes is great with any Greens... even Swiss Chard!!!


3-4 Cups Collard Greens (can also use Mustard Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard, Spinach), Chopped
1 Whole Onion, Chopped
2-3 Carrots, Peeled and Sliced
2-3 Celery Stalks, Sliced
3-4 Garlic Cloves, Sliced
1 Cup Italian Parsley, Chopped (optional)
1 Can White Bean, Cannellini, or Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
3 Potatoes, Peeled and Sliced
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1/4 Teaspoon Thyme
1/2 Teaspoon Peppercorns, Crushed
4-5 Tablespoons Chicken or Veggie Bouillon Powder
8 Cups Water 

I used White Kidney Beans (also known as Cannelini Beans)

Beautiful Collard Greens

In some Olive Oil start cooking the onions and garlic

Add the Collard Greens

Cook for about 3 minutes... until the Greens look wilted.

Add the Carrots and Celery, cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the Parsley

Rinse and Drain the beans and set aside.

Add the water, bouillon, herbs and pepper. Bring to boil and lower heat to simmer.

Simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes and add the beans

Add the Potatoes and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Serve with some Romano or Parmesan Shavings


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