Black Beans and Greens

Preparation info
  • Makes 6½ cups ,


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Kick Diabetes Cookbook

By Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Published 2018

  • About

Beans and greens are the ultimate disease-fighting food combination. The wealth of herbs and spices in this dish further enhance its antioxidants and rich flavor. Serve it alongside a baked sweet potato or your favorite intact whole grain. Add a steamed vegetable or salad and dinner is done!


  • cups (435 ml) water or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups (500


Put ¼ cup (60 ml) of the water and the carrots, onion, celery, and bell pepper in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining 1½ cups (375 ml) of the water and the beans, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, pepper, optional cayenne, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the greens, decrea