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    Kale and Cannellini Beans

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    Mindelicious's Note:

    Very simple & healthy!! Serve this over your choice of pasta or mashed potatoes for a lovely dinner. You can use any type of kale but Lacinato is what was called for here. Also if you don't have the leek sub onion or shallots...who cares :) I use home cooked beans but canned is listed for convienence.

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    1. 1
      If you are serving over pasta cook according to package but reserve 2 cups of the pasta water.
    2. 2
      Saute garlic and leeks in olive oil over medium heat. Add red pepper flakes and salt. Be careful not to brown the garlic; it will be bitter if you do.
    3. 3
      Add kale and the drained and rinsed beans. Add reserved pasta water a bit at a time, just enough to have enough liquid for the kale to wilt and become tender. Be sure to taste the kale and bean mixture. Adjust seasoning as needed.
    4. 4
      Add drained cooked pasta directly to the bean and kale mixture. Add additional pasta water if the mixture is dry, and add more olive oil if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 21, 2013


      I grew up eating escarole and beans, so I was pleased to find this recipe when I was looking for a different way to prepare some curly kale I got from the farm. The leeks were a nice change of pace and added a lot of flavor. However, I was not planning on serving this over pasta, but eating it on its own, and did not have any pasta water to add. Instead, I added a little bit of warm chicken broth, which worked out well. Thanks for sharing! Made for My 3 Chefs - October 2013.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kale and Cannellini Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (183 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 158.1
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 922.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 7.5 g

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