Beans and Greens

When you first chop up these ingredients, they’ll look like a mountain of greens. Don’t worry! They cook down to about ¼ of their starting size.

Hands-on time:
25 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Large skillet
Measuring spoon
Sharp knife
Large spoon
Can opener
Colander or strainer


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 bunch kale
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 can white cannellini beans
1⁄4 cup cold water


  1. Open the beans with a can opener. Put the beans in the colander and rinse under cold water and set aside.
  2. With the help of your adult, place the skillet over medium heat.
  3. When it is hot, with the help of your adult, carefully add the oil.
  4. Add the garlic and cook until just golden, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the kale, stir, cover and cook 7 minutes.
  6. Add the vinegar, beans and water, and cook until warmed throughout, about 2–3 minutes.
  7. Serve plain or as a topping for cooked pasta.