Skillet Beans & Greens

Spinach and beans in skillet


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 14-ounce can white beans (like cannellini or Great Northern), drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt & black pepper


  1. Rinse the spinach well and drain in a colander.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil and garlic over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the spinach, beans, cumin and red pepper flakes to the skillet.
  4. Stir constantly until the spinach fully wilts and the beans cook through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


Spinach–kale (Tuscan cabbage), Swiss chard, collard greens

White beans–chick peas

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: Serves 2 as a meal, or 4 as a side dish


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