Collard, Beet Green and Fresh Spinach Sauté with White Beans

By Sunday I still couldn’t see into my fridge with all the veggies waiting to be eaten, so something had to be done before my hubby went into a fridge cleaning spree. 

I had a gorgeous bunch of collards, beet greens that had been washed and prepped and a bunch of fresh spinach.  Being short on time as usual, I needed something super quick and easy.  I searched around the web and so many of the green recipes call for ham or turkey that it was tough to find many options.  I finally settled back on my usual sautéed greens but with some inspiration from Epicurious, I added the fire roasted tomatoes as well-I loved the tanginess they added.  The addition of the white beans turned it into a complete meal. 

I actually hadn’t planned on posting this one, but it came out so well that I resorted to a photo of the leftovers on my phone. Delish!

Collard, Beet Green and Fresh Spinach Sauté with White Beans
Inspired by Epicurious
Serves about 4
Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free


1 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, pressed
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning (with salt)
1 14 1/2-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes in juice
1 141/2-ounce can vegetable broth
8 cups coarsely chopped assorted greens (I used collard, beet greens and spinach)
1 15-ounce can great northern, drained (or beans of choice)


  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 6 minutes. Lower heat, add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juice, Cajun seasoning and paprika, stir to combine and cook 2 minutes.
  2. Add broth and greens; bring to boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until greens are wilted and tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Gently stir in beans and simmer 1 minute to heat through.   
Nutrition Facts
4 Servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 236.2
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 1,354.6 mg
Potassium 668.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40.0 g
Dietary Fiber 9.4 g
Sugars 6.5 g
Protein 10.9 g

Vitamin A 121.8 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 14.4 %
Vitamin C 83.2 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 10.4 %
Calcium 21.2 %
Copper 14.9 %
Folate 48.5 %
Iron 25.3 %
Magnesium 16.0 %
Manganese 41.1 %
Niacin 4.0 %
Pantothenic Acid 4.4 %
Phosphorus 11.8 %
Riboflavin 8.9 %
Selenium 4.5 %
Thiamin 10.7 %
Zinc 9.1 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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