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Tuscan Style White Beans and Kale

What you need: 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium bushel kale , de-stemmed and roughly chopped
1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained
1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake (or more to taste)
1 small sprig fresh rosemary, minced (or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried)
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, chopped onion, and garlic. Cook until the onion is almost translucent.
2. Add kale and cook until softened, but not fully cooked.
3. Add beans, tomatoes, water, vinegar, red pepper flakes, rosemary, salt, and pepper; cook for 7 minutes, or until almost all liquid has evaporated. Lessen the time if you want extra sauce or not drain the beans.
4. I love this with crusty bread or better yet , served with Fullobeans Grilled Rosemary Garlic Polenta found on this site.
Source of recipe: Just whipped it up.

Preparation Time: 
10, Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 to 20 minutes
Recipe Category: 


It turned out so good! I ended up adding up using three cans of beans and three cans of tomatoes. I cooked the onion and garlic on the stove, then mixed everything together in the crockpot (leaving the beans undrained and omitting the water), set it and let it go for a few hours. Turned out amazing, my family of three ate nearly all of it in one sitting. Even the 6 year old chowed down. 

Also didn't use oil to cook and didn't add salt since we're trying to cut those out. Only had dried Italian seasoning on hand, but loved the flavor mix. The little bit of leftovers we had were amazing served warm on a salad. 


Simple and delicious! Will definitely be making this again :)


Great quick dish! Awesome with some bread and Earth Balance :)


I served this with farfalle (bow-tie pasta), and roasted some yellow squash to go with it. It was an easy, delicious, and filling meal.


Thank you, I love easy recipes too and I love kale  :)>>> I am glad you enjoyed it.


I love easy to make recipes that are super tasty - And this is one of those recipes! I served it with some polenta as you suggested - but I cheated and bought pre-made store kind... just because I was short on time. Anyway. great job coming up with this one. It'll be a regular at our house. :D

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