Beans, Greens, and Buttercup Squash

This is a simple, hearty, and healthy recipe straight from the kitchen of the Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health
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This is a simple, hearty, and healthy recipe straight from the kitchen of the Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health.

4
Servings
335
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  buttercup squash, peeled and cubed
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 2  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2  red onion, sliced
  • 1  Tablespoon  chopped garlic
  • 3  Tablespoons  sliced sun dried tomatoes
  • 6  Cups  chopped kale
  • 1  Cup  cannellini beans, cooked or canned and drained
  • Balsamic vinegar, to finish

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Toss the cubed squash with a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Place in a baking pan and roast until it is soft, about 20 to 25 minutes.

In a medium sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the sun dried tomatoes and sauté 1 minute. Add the kale and sauté for a few more minutes.

Add the cannellini beans, another pinch of salt, and 1/2 cup water, and cover the pan. When the kale is tender and the water is gone, add the roasted squash and stir to combine. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
57g
44%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
1807µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
25mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1121µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
410mg
41%
Choline, total
66mg
16%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
12g
48%
Folate, total
452µg
100%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
245mg
77%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
185mg
26%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
259mg
17%
Water
388g
14%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.