Cannellini Beans and Greens on Garlic Toast

Cannellini Beans and Greens on Garlic Toast

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"Beans and greens make a perfect partnership for this hearty open-face sandwich; greens bring liveliness to the more staid and subtle beans."
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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


  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light(R) magazine. All rights reserved.
  • CALORIES 472 (23% from fat); FAT 11.8g (sat 4.4g, mono 3.7g, poly 2.2g); PROTEIN 25.9g; CARB 72g; FIBER 8.5g; CHOL 15mg; IRON 7.6mg; SODIUM 889mg; CALC 630


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If you love your green veggies, you're in for a treat. I omitted the bread and served this as a side dish with George Foreman grilled chicken breasts. I was a little worried about serving kale t...

I made this recipe exactly as is and everyone I've prepared it for has asked for the recipe. Absolutely fabulous and very healthy. Also good with roasted garlic instead of raw garlic.

This is not a recipe I would have tried except my husband bought some kale & said "I know you'll find a good way to cook this". Well this definately was a good way to cook it! Of the 3 kale reci...

Nice and simple. Great on whole wheat penne pasta as well.

Great Recipe - such a different way to prepare kale and so supprisingly tasty - I will make this one again for sure!

I too, was looking for a creative and tasty way to prepare bland kale. Mom & I really enjoyed this. It was a real treat. I pretty much stuck tot he recipe, but used spinach and kale, and topp...

Great as a MAIN dish. i omitted the bread and served as an stewy, soupy entree. i used canned plum tomatoes and didn't worry about seeding them, and it worked great. i also soaked and cooked ...

We really like this recipe - mostly because it is such a yummy way to eat kale. It has protein and fiber from the beans, too. So, five stars for food that is creative, healthy, and delicious!

I love this recipe. It's quick and has such satisfying flavor.

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