Lambs Quarter (Quelites) and Beans

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by MarieL

"Quelites" is a Spanish word for "wild greens." We like to cook with edible weeds, and lambs quarters fall into this category. You can look online for more information about how to identify this plant, which you can use much like you use spinach. If you live in the midwestern United States, you probably have these growing in your yard. I'm not sure where my husband got this recipe, but I like it.

Top Review by DixonBookLover

This was my first experience with lambs quarters, and I was VERY unsure how it would turn out... It was DELICIOUS, though! I used green onions instead of leeks, and added a little spinach (I wasn't sure how mild they are). I'm actually getting ready to make this for the second time this week!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the garlic and leeks with the olive oil until the leeks are tender.
  2. Add the other ingredients and simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes.
  3. Adjust seasonings to taste, then serve.

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