Here's an easy, and delicious one pot meal that I just whipped up on a chilly day. A quick, convenient meal that's got fresh greens, beans and onions along with a few other goodies to make it special.
I hesitate to give amounts of each ingredient because there's lots of wiggle room with this recipe. If you like it spicier you can add in more chili powder or hot sauce. A little cumin and coriander would probably work nicely too. I used kidney beans but if you have some other type of beans in your cupboard they'd mix in just as well. I had some leftover chopped tomatoes that came in a box that I needed to use up. Fresh or boxed tomatoes doesn't matter, either one will make the sauce taste great.
To eliminate the need for added oil, I cooked the onions using the water sauté method. There's a short video at the bottom of this post from Vegalicious that demonstrates this easy technique. The avocado adds a wonderful creamy texture as well as mono-unsaturated fat to fill you up. Serve the hot vegetables over a bed of shredded fresh spinach and let the heat wilt the greens. Hope my "recipe' inspires you to be creative and cook up a healthy, hearty meal.
A quick and easy one pot meal.
- 3 tablespoons water
- one medium onion chopped
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder (more or less to taste)
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup corn kernels (I used frozen)
- 3 cups cooked kidney beans (I used a 13.4 oz box)
- 1 avocado chopped
- 4 cups shredded fresh spinach
- In a large sauce pan, water saute onions on medium heat until translucent. If needed, gradually add more water to prevent sticking.
- Add in remaining ingredients, except for the spinach.
- Cover pan and let simmer for a few minutes, until all ingredients are heated up.
- Divide fresh spinach into two large soup bowls.
- Portion out two servings of the hot veggie mixture and spoon over the fresh spinach.
Yield: 2 servingsPrep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.