15-Minute Beans & Greens Power Bowl

Maria Marlowe


We’ve *bean* thinking about keeping this recipe to ourselves, but we wouldn’t want you to get an-green with us!

For anyone following a vegan or vegetarian diet, this beans and greens bowl will likely become a weeknight go-to meal. Ready in 15 minutes or less, it’s super easy to whip together. Plus, it’s a complete meal that provides a hefty serving of both green vegetables and plant-based protein. Feel free to get creative and add more colors, such as diced sweet potato or bell peppers, before adding the greens for an extra boost of nutrition. In the mood for a heavier meal? This recipe makes a great side dish, too!

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15-Minute Beans & Greens Power Bowl

Servings 1
Calories 521.56 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil or coconut oil
  • ½ small red onion (about 2 oz.) or one small shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne optional
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds, optional
  • ½- in. ginger, grated or minced
  • 1-¼ cup (1 can) cannellini beans or beans of choice
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard or greens of choice, sliced into ribbons, stem sliced thin & kept separate from leaves
  • Pink salt & black pepper to taste


  1. Heat large pan over medium-low heat for about 30 seconds. Coat bottom with oil. Heat for additional minute.
  2. Add onions, garlic and spices. Cook 1 minute.
  3. Add ginger, Swiss chard stems and beans. Cook about another 2 minutes.
  4. Add greens and cover for 1-2 minutes. Greens will start to shrink and turn bright green.
  5. Stir until greens are uniformly bright green and wilted, which should take a couple of minutes. Don't overcook.
  6. Remove from heat, add salt and black pepper to taste, and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Use this recipe as a starting point for any combination of beans and greens you like. Try kale and chickpeas, collards and black beans, spinach and kidney beans, etc. The options are endless.
  • Running low on beans and spices? Pick 'em up at Vitacost.com!

Nutrition Facts
15-Minute Beans & Greens Power Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 521.56 Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.82g27%
Saturated Fat 2.6g13%
Sodium 664.04mg28%
Potassium 2521.68mg72%
Carbohydrates 73.88g25%
Fiber 18.92g76%
Sugar 6.98g8%
Protein 24.54g49%
Vitamin A 19231IU385%
Vitamin C 99.28mg120%
Calcium 389.9mg39%
Iron 17.64mg98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.