Cannellini Beans and Greens on Garlic Toast

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Category: Low Carb


  • 3 cups water
  • 12 cups torn kale (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup diced seeded plum tomato
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 4 (1.5 ounce) slices low carb country or peasant bread, toasted
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a large Dutch oven; add kale.
  2. Cook 6 minutes or until tender; drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in kale, reserved liquid, and beans; cook 3 minutes.
  5. Rub garlic halves on 1 side of each toast slice.
  6. 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.

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