Bold Kidney Bean and Chard Delight

Bold Kidney Bean and Chard Delight
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Kidney Beans, Chard, coffee, air fryer

Get ready to ignite your taste buds with a bold and flavorful kidney bean and chard dish, with a surprising twist of coffee! This comfort recipe is perfect for 4 people and brings the warmth and depth you crave.


  • 2 cups kidney beans (cooked or canned, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 bunch chard (washed and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional for some heat)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the kidney beans with olive oil, ground coffee, smoked paprika, cumin, chili flakes (if using), garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss until the beans are well-coated.
  3. Spread the seasoned beans in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through for even cooking. The beans should be crispy on the outside and tender inside.
  4. While the beans are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a small amount of olive oil and the chopped chard. Sauté until the chard is wilted and tender, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Once the beans are done, transfer them to a serving dish. Top with the sautéed chard. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for a burst of freshness.

This dish is a bold and comforting blend of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more. The unexpected hint of coffee elevates the kidney beans, while the chard adds a hearty, nutritious component. Enjoy this culinary adventure!

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