Curried Mustard Greens and Garbanzo Beans with Sweet Potatoes

Oct 20 2010

It's time for fall flavors and a tasty nutrient-rich harvest. Recipe adapted from CDC.

Serves 4

Dietitian's Tip: 

Rinsing canned beans can lower their sodium content by 40%! Try this recipe using kale, Swiss chard, or broccoli rabe and serve alongside your favorite roasted chicken, sliced fruit, and a glass of fat free milk.


2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and sliced thin
1 medium onion cut in half and sliced thin
2 medium cloves garlic, sliced
½ cup + 1 Tbsp low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
½ teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
2 cups chopped and rinsed mustard greens
1 15 oz can sodium free diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
white pepper to taste


Steam peeled and sliced sweet potatoes for approximately 5–8 minutes.

While steaming potatoes, slice onion and garlic. Heat 1 Tbsp broth in 12 inch skillet. Sautè onion in broth over medium heat for about 4–5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent.

Add garlic, curry powder, turmeric, and mustard greens. Cook, stirring occasionally until mustard greens are wilted, about 5 minutes. Add garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Mash sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. If you need to thin potatoes, add a little more broth. Serve mustard greens with mashed sweet potatoes.

Nutrition Information: 

Per ½ cup: 261 calories, 9 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 39 g carbohydrates, 8 g protein, 9 g fiber, 386 mg sodium, 609 mg potassium, 29 mg magnesium, 221 mg calcium