Beans with Fresh Herbs & Radish Relish

Beans with Fresh Herbs & Radish Relish
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Serves: 3-4
 

Ingredients
  • ½ pound dry beans (like the Red Chili beans in your box)
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 green garlic stalk, minced
  • 1 spring onion, white part minced, green part reserved & chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro, stems chopped, leaves reserved & chopped
  • 1 quart water or chicken/vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch radish greens, washed carefully & coarsely chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Radish Relish:
  • 1 bunch radishes bulbs
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • Zest & juice of 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Wash beans, soak overnight, rinse & drain
  2. In a heavy bottomed medium saucepan with lid, heat oil. Add minced green garlic & white part of spring onion & sauté for a couple minutes until just starting to brown. Add cilantro stems, soaked & rinsed beans, & water/stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, & simmer for 50-60 minutes, until beans are just tender, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, trim & thinly slice radish bulbs & toss with chopped spring onion, lime juice/zest, & salt/pepper & let sit at room temperature while beans cook.
  3. When beans are tender, add radish greens & salt/pepper to taste & cook a few minutes more.
  4. Top with reserved spring onion greens & cilantro leaves & serve with rice or quinoa & radish relish.