White Beans w/ Garlic & Organic Baby Kale
Posted by 50sheryl
Here I am with another tasty, meatless meal that I concocted as a result of wanting to eat more healthy greens with pasta or assorted veggies. I thought….how can I make them as a complete meal? Protein of some kind was needed and what better source to use but beans. They are full of fiber which helps sustain us from meal to meal. I have loved white beans since I was a kid and decided that the combination would be perfect. It was! You can put this over pasta, or a combo of steamed veggies like zucchini, summer squash,and chopped tomatoes to keep it lean and the white carbs at bay.
Be sure to have the fresh parmesan close by as it is what will make this dish complete. Please know that cheeses you buy already grated, though easier to use, have lost much of their flavor. A tip for having cheese at hand at all times is to buy it by the block. Simply wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store it in a large zip lock with a hand held grater in the bag. When you are ready to use it, load the grater with a small piece and grate away. I actually put the grater on the dinner table on a lovely plate so my guests can use as much as they wish.
- 4 Tbls. olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic finely minced
- 2 cans cannellini beans rinsed and drained well
- 1 can chicken broth
- 4-6 cups organic baby kale greens