Beans and Greens

More Info You’ll find this dish in many Italian restaurants. It literally takes 5 minutes to make this dish. This is one of my favorite quick, go-to side dishes.

  • 1 head of escarole washed well and chopped in large pieces. Do not dry the escarole.
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 can of white beans drained (cannellini, northern, butter beans)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil to a large heated skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and stir for about 40 seconds. Do not overcook or burn

    the garlic.

  3. Add all of the escarole and toss with the garlic. Place a lid on the


  4. Steam the escarole until it is wilted. (approximately 1-2 minutes)
  5. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. of olive oil and toss with salt and pepper.