Creamy Braised White Beans

with Kale & Herb Garlic Crostini

dinner

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SERVINGS
2 6
PREP & COOK TIME
25 min
CALORIES
730
FAT
34g
CARBOHYDRATES
79g
PROTEIN
22g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. 4 garlic cloves
  2. ¼ oz fresh thyme
  3. 4 oz curly kale
  4. 1 ancient grain roll
  5. 13.4 oz cannellini beans
  6. 11 oz coconut milk
  7. 1 Not-Chick'n Bouillon™ Cube
  8. 1 bay leaf
  9. 1 tbsp vegan parmesan
  10. 2 tbsp olive oil*
  11. Salt and pepper*
  12. *Not included
  13. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition
Allergens: tree nuts, wheat
Nutrition

TOOLS

  • Medium saucepan

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Prepare the produce

Peel and mince or grate the garlic. Pick about 2 tsp of thyme leaves from the stems. Mince the leaves, reserving the remaining sprigs. Destem the kale and thinly slice the leaves. Halve the ancient grain roll lengthwise. Drain and rinse the cannellini beans.

2
Make the braising broth

Place a medium saucepan over medium heat with just half the minced garlic, coconut milk, bouillon cube, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk until the the bouillon cube is fully dissolved. Add the remaining thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Bring the braising broth to a simmer.

3
Braise the beans

Add the sliced kale and cannellini beans to the saucepan with the braising broth. Stir to coat the kale, then reduce heat to low and simmer until the mixture thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes.

4
Toast the crostini

Set the oven to broil on high. Add the remaining minced garlic, minced thyme, 2 tbsp olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper to a small bowl. Stir to combine, then spread onto the cut sides of the halved roll. Toast the herb garlic crostini directly on an oven rack until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.

5
Serve

Remove and discard the thyme sprigs and bay leaf from the saucepan. Divide the creamy braised beans between shallow bowls and sprinkle with parmesan. Serve with the herb garlic crostini on the side for dipping. Bon appétit!