Crispy White Beans with Greens and Poached Egg

While this recipe calls for Swiss chard, feel free to use any leafy green, like kale or spinach, that you may have tucked in your crisper drawer. And if you’d rather not poach the eggs, frying them is equally as tasty.


3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
2 teaspoons za’atar, divided
1 medium bunch Swiss chard (about 10 ounces), stems removed and leaves thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more for serving
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 large eggs, poached


1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the beans, spread into an even layer, and cook undisturbed until the beans are lightly browned on the bottom, 2 to 4 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1 teaspoon of the za’atar, and stir to combine. Spread the beans out again and cook, stirring as needed, until golden-brown and blistered on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes more.

2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add the chard, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 teaspoon za’atar, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard is wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, add the lemon juice, and toss to combine.

3. Divide the beans and greens among 4 bowls, and top each with a poached egg and more red pepper flakes. Serve warm.





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