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Pinto Beans with Collard Greens
Add a flavorful twist to your Healthiest Way of Eating by combining collard greens with tomatoes and pinto beans. Canned beans have retained most of their original nutritional value so are a great choice when time is short.
Pinto Beans with Collard Greens Prep and Cook Time: Prep and cooking time: 30 minutes

  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-1/2 lbs collard greens
  • 3 TBS + 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 15 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups pinto beans or 1 15 oz can pinto beans (BPA free), drained
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop onion and garlic and let sit for 5-10 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
  2. After remove stems from colllard greens, rinse and chop the greens. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Heat 3 TBS vegetable broth in large sauté pan. When the broth begins to steam, add onions, and Healthy Sauté for 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
  5. Add 1/2 cup vegetable broth, tomatoes, and pinto beans to the onions and garlic mixture and bring to a boil. Add collard greens and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in olive oil and lemon juice. Serve hot.
Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

Pinto Beans with Greens
454.35 g
(454.00 grams)
Calories: 206


 vitamin K966%

 vitamin A138%

 vitamin C108%





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Pinto Beans with Greens
454.35 g
454.00 grams
Calories: 206

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K868.98 mcg96684.4excellent
vitamin A1243.81 mcg RAE13812.1excellent
vitamin C81.07 mg1089.4excellent
folate288.68 mcg726.3very good
fiber13.27 g474.1very good
calcium293.87 mg292.6good
vitamin E3.86 mg (ATE)262.2good
manganese0.56 mg242.1good
molybdenum9.88 mcg221.9good
vitamin B60.36 mg211.9good
protein10.53 g211.8good
vitamin B20.23 mg181.5good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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