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Kale with Black Beans and Almonds


Kale with Black Beans and Almonds

Kale is a healthy vegetable that, when steamed in advance, makes recipes quick and easy. Add the beans and almonds, and this easy to prepare meal becomes healthy and hearty.

2 servings: 341 mg. sodium per serving

1 Tablespoon healthy oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (1/8-inch pieces)
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 cups steamed chopped kale
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper with garlic and onion *
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup no salt added cooked black beans*
2 Tablespoons finely chopped almonds

Prep. Instructions

1. Combine onion and garlic in a bowl.

2. Combine basil, oregano, lemon pepper and salt in a separate bowl.

3. If using no salt added canned beans, drain and rinse beans. Measure out 1 cup. Freeze leftover beans for future recipes. Homemade beans are already drained and rinsed after cooking.

4. Have all other ingredients on hand.

Cooking Instructions

1. Heat oil in a 9-inch skillet over medium low heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until onions are tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Add spices. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.

3. Add kale and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring often, until kale is heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Break up kale into small pieces with spoon while stirring.

4. Add beans. Stir to combine. Allow to simmer, stirring often, until heated through, about 3-4 minutes.

5. Add almonds. Heat through. Serve.

*If using homemade black beans, subtract 15 mg. of sodium from this dish's sodium content per serving. - Copyright © 2023 Judy Reynolds