Cannellini Beans and Greens on Garlic Toast

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4 servings


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3 cups water
12 cups torn kale (about 1 bunch)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup diced seeded plum tomato
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1 garlic clove, halved
4 (1 1/2-ounce) slices country or peasant bread, toasted
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided


Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a large Dutch oven; add kale. Cook 6 minutes or until tender; drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and oregano; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomato, salt, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic; saute 1 minute. Stir in kale, reserved liquid, and beans; cook 3 minutes.

Rub garlic halves on 1 side of each toast slice. Place toast slices, garlic sides up, on 4 plates; sprinkle each slice with 2 tablespoons cheese. Top each with 1 cup bean mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Created date

April 1999

Nutritional Information

Calories 472
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 11.8 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 25.9 g
Carbohydrate 72 g
Fiber 8.5 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 7.6 mg
Sodium 889 mg
Calcium 630 mg