Kale and white beans. Hearty and filling. This an incredibly tasty, nutritious and simple meal. It is a very simple dish to prepare. You can’t go wrong with onions, garlic, good quality tomatoes. Guaranteed to make the kitchen smell good and usually makes for a tasty dish.
Adding kale to a dish like this one is a great way to add more greens to your diet. My twist on a simple yet classic italian meal. All types of greens can be added to different dishes without changing the flavour of a dish too much but adding lots of nutrients.
Kale, swiss chard, spinach and collard greens are my favourite greens to add to dishes like this. Try adding any of these greens to different chilis, stews, salads, curries and more.
Greens aren’t just for salads and smoothies. Next time you go food shopping be sure to load up on greens that you don’t normally buy and give them a try.
Kale, White Beans, & Tomato
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
4 cups tomato pasatta
1 bunch kale, stems removed, roughly chopped
1 can white kidney beans (cannellini beans), drained and rinsed
1 medium zucchini, cut in chunks
1 small sprig of fresh rosemary, leaves finely chopped
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1. Sauté onions, carrots and garlic in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Add tomato passata, rosemary and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 20 mins.
3. Add the kale, zuchinni, and white beans. Cook for 25 minutes.
This dish goes nicely with some creamy polenta.