Collards and Beans with Lemon Tahini Sauce

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GREENS 2.001
Level: Easy
Got 10 minutes? Then you have time to whip this up. Perfect for a weeknight dinner when you just don't want to think too hard. Ingredient Note: Tahini is sesame seed paste, you should be able to find it at most grocery stores.


  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
    chopped in large pieces
  • 1 large bunch of collard green
    chopped in bite size pieces, tough stems removed
  • 1 can of cannellini beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • a juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of chopped dill

Lemon Tahini Sauce

  • 1/4 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest
  • a juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large heavy bottom pot over medium heat sauté onion in olive oil for 4- 5 minutes until tender. Add garlic salt and pepper.
  2. Continue cooking onion and garlic until onion has taken on a bit of color (a very light brown) this should take about 5 minutes, be careful not to burn onions.
  3. Add greens and water, stir to combine and cover.
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Most of the water should be absorbed. Remove cover and stir until this happens.
  5. When greens have wilted add beans, cook 2-3 minutes.
  6. Turn off heat, add lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped dill.

Lemon Tahini Sauce:

  1. Whisk all ingredients to combine
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