Wilted Kale and Beans

This is just about one of the easiest recipes to make, using only six ingredients.  Do you see a theme coming from me lately…easy and simple…  Eventually, I’ll master being a  supermom, you know, making crafts that would put Pinterest to shame, preparing four course meals every day, sewing all of our clothes, and growing our own organic produce all while kissing away boo boos by day and saving the world by night, but for now, all I have time for is a six ingredient recipe.  Baby steps.

The concentrated broth packs a lot of flavor, which is intensified as the liquid boils off leaving a rich savory taste with little effort.  Kale can be tricky, though.  It needs to be cooked long enough to get rid of the bitter taste.  The time spent wilting, then cooking off the liquid seems to be just right to bring the kale to its sweet spot.  Want to know what else I love about this recipe?  No oil, just the necesities.  I tend to make this as a side dish for holidays, for get togethers, or just for a regular Tuesday dinner, but this time it has been my lunch and my dinner and I am already looking forward to eating more for breakfast.

You can get fancy with it if you have the time.  Sometimes I throw in sautéed onions and minced garlic.  Adding curry powder and garam masala is also a fun twist to take it in a different direction.


  • 12 ounces kale, cleaned and chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 vegetable bullion cubes (I prefer Edward and Sons bullion)
  • 3 15.5 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


1. Place two cups of water and two vegetable bullion cubes into a microwave safe bowl and heat until cubes are dissolved.

2. Place the kale and one cup of vegetable broth into a large pot and heat over medium heat covered for five minutes.

3. Uncover and increase the heat to medium high. Add the beans and garlic powder. Stir well until no liquid remains at the bottom of the pot. Continue to add one tablespoon of broth at a time and stir until no liquid remains, repeating until the broth is gone. Add salt to taste.

(Serves 8)

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