Braised White Beans and Leafy Greens

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// Braised white beans and leafy greens made and served in a clear glass Anyday dish, topped with grated cheese, accompanied by crusty bread and a glass of red wine.

Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

5-6 mins

Free Time

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Make lunch in a flash with quick-braised greens and canned white beans! You can use any in-season green such as kale, escarole or spinach.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Small Dish


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 cup (45g) Swiss chard, escarole, or kale, stems removed 
  • ½ cup (95g) canned cannellini beans, drained
  • ½ cup (120ml) chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  1. Place oil, onion, garlic powder, and chili flakes in the Anyday dish and stir to combine. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for  1-2 minutes, or until the onion has slightly softened.
  2. Stir in the Swiss chard, beans, stock, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Cover (knob lifted) and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the greens are tender.
  3. Add the parmesan cheese and stir until fully incorporated.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Drizzle some garlic oil over the dish for extra flavor.
  • Add a poached egg and serve over toast for a filling meal.
  • Cook diced bacon or pancetta with the onion for a meaty flavor.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe tastes if possible better when reheated. Make up to 3 days ahead and enjoy it in your meal prep lunches or as quick meals at home.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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