Gigante Beans with Feta and Bitter Greens
Gigante Beans with Feta and Bitter Greens
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 15 min
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  • Summary

    Creamy, hearty gigante beans are substantial enough to serve as a main course. Dandelion greens, most similar to the greens used in Greece, need to be blanched to tenderize their stalks and remove the chewy and bitter qualities. (You can also use blanched Swiss chard or chicory.)

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 cups finely chopped onion
    • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 8 ounces dried gigante beans, soaked in water overnight
    • 1 pound blanched tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
    • 4 1/2 cups water
    • 1 bunch (about 6 ounces) dandelion greens, ends trimmed, cut into 3-inch pieces
    • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
    • Coarse salt
    • 1/2 cup reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled (3 ounces)
    • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh dill

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 138 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 6.93%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.08%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 10 mg 3.33%
    • Sodium: 463 mg 19.27%
    • Calcium: 96 mg 9.6%
    • Potassium: 445 mg 12.73%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.36%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.86%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 45.04%
    • Vitamin C 43.64%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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