Sunday, September 21, 2008

Spinach with Black-Eyed Beans (Vegetarian)

A complete meal...this spinach and legume dish is nourishing and delightfully simple. Serve hot or cold. I will be serving it cold tonight with Cajun snapper and a crisp salad with fresh basil, tomatoes and goat cheese...want to come for supper?

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups black-eyed beans, soaked for 1 hour
  • 5 tbsp olive oil (as there are no real spices used here...the kind of olive oil you use will influence the taste of this simple dish....always use extra virgin if possible)
  • 1 large onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 bunches fresh spinach chopped or 1 bag/container frozen chopped spinach, thawed.
  • fresh ground pepper
Soak the beans for 1 hour. Then put in pot, cover with water and bring it to boil. Simmer about 20 minutes but be careful....they should not turn to 'mush' for this dish. Drain.

Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan and saute the onions until they are translucent. Add the spinach and continue to fry stirring continuously until cooked...Add salt and pepper to taste and then stir in the drained black eyed beans. I love this served cold as a side dish....simple and delicious.

4 comments:

  1. This looks good, Trish! and the bonus is that it's healthy!
    (I was thinking of staying away from this blog for a day, but I had to peek. . . . what was I thinking?)

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  2. oh i just think this recipe will be very well recieved in our home, i really like the fact that it is healthy, thankyou!

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  3. I didn't get to your house for supper so I guess I'll have to cook this for myself. Thanks for the invite Trish!

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  4. Hi - I made this last night and it was truly delicious! We have various bean combos with rice fairly often, but I had never thought of adding spinach. I added mushrooms and then served it over brown rice. Marvelous! I plan on blogging about this with a link to your site -- hope that's OK.

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