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Garlic-Dill Greens and Beans

These garlic-dill greens and beans are out of this world delicious and oh-so-easy to prepare. Finishing with a simple garlic-dill oil really elevates this easy dinner recipe.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 377kcal


  • Wide pot
  • Small saucepan
  • Food processor


Beans and greens:

  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 ribs celery with leaves diced
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon fennel pollen optional
  • 2 15- ounce cans great northern beans drained
  • 5 cups water or stock
  • 5 ounces baby arugula or spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic-dill oil:

  • 1 cup neutral oil
  • 10 cloves garlic peeled and lightly crushed
  • 1 cup loosely packed dill
  • Salt


Brown the turkey:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wide pot over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook, breaking it up as it cooks, for 15 minutes until browned and cooked through—season with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.

Cook the aromatics:

  • Add the celery and onion to the same pot and cook over medium-high heat for 6–8 minutes until just beginning to soften.

Bloom the spices:

  • Melt the butter into the aromatics. Once bubbly, add the crushed red pepper, thyme, celery salt, and fennel pollen. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.

Simmer the greens and beans:

  • Add the drained beans to the pot along with the cooked turkey and stir to combine. Pour in the water or stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Taste and season the broth to your preferences. Stir in the arugula and cook for 5 minutes until wilted. Turn off the heat.

Prepare the garlic-dill oil:

  • While the greens and beans are simmering, prepare the garlic-dill oil. Pour the oil into a small saucepan and turn the heat to medium-low heat. Add the crushed garlic and dill and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until fragrant. Turn off the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender and pulse until completely blended. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt. Note: you may need to stir or whisk before serving to incorporate the mixed dill into the oil. If you'd like more refined oil, strain through a sieve and discard the solids.

To serve:

  • Ladle the greens and beans into shallow bowls. Drizzle the garlic-dill oil on top. Enjoy!


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 414mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg
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