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.
- If you are serving over pasta cook according to package but reserve 2 cups of the pasta water.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.