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Savory Valentine Hearts

Savory Valentine Hearts

Heart shaped Yumbini for you and your sweetheart! Any Yumbini flavor will work, but if you want red color, go for Cowboy BBQ.
Prep Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Any Yumbini Flavor, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2


  • 1 3.5 oz pkg Yumbini Instant Beans and Rice any flavor, use Cowboy BBQ for red color
  • 2 large leaves Chard or Kale Can substitute with salad greens
  • Additional vegetables for decoration onions, carrots, bell pepper, cherry tomato, celery, herbs, edible flowers
  • Vinaigrette, yogurt or mayonnaise optional


  • Prepare Yumibini with 3/4 cup water according to package directions and set aside to cool.
  • If using chard or kale, cut out the stems and chop or tear the leaves.
  • Rinse chopped greens. Boil a pot of water. Add greens and cook only until wilted and bright green (about 30 seconds). Drain and cool immediately with cold water.
  • Arrange cooked greens (or fresh salad greens) on two small plates.
  • Cut ribs of greens, onions, carrots, bell pepper, celery or other colorful vegetable into shapes for decorating. Don't worry, there are no rules. Have fun!
  • Fill a small heart shaped cake pan or cookie cutter with half of the Yumbini. Pack it down tightly. Then unmold onto one plate, and repeat for the other.
  • Have fun decorating! Ribs of rainbow chard are colorful, as are carrots. White onions and bell peppers give contrast. Try adding edible flowers such as rosemary, thyme, or nasturtiums.
  • Serve at room temperature or warm slightly in the microwave. Add a light viniagrette (2 parts vinegar to 1 part oil), yogurt or mayonnaise if desired.

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