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World's Best Beans and Greens

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5



  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium shallot, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed and ripped into quarter-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • red pepper flakes
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans (one can or box), drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces chickpeas (one can or box), drained and rinsed

Optional garnish

  • shaved Violife Just Like Parmesan


  • Heat pan to medium.
  • Add half of the olive oil.
  • Add shallots and cook until they become translucent.
  • Add garlic and saute until shallots and garlic begin to brown.
  • Add cannellini beans and chickpeas and stir to combine, then cook, stirring every once in a while, until they begin to crisp up and turn brown.
  • Add kale and the rest of the olive oil and combine so everything is coated in oil.
  • Add lemon juice, salt and red pepper flakes.
  • Turn to medium low heat and allow to cook slowly until the kale begins to soften and brown slightly, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Periodically stir gently to allow all ingredients to become slightly caramelized, about another 10 minutes.
  • Serve alone, or over your favorite grain like rice or quinoa.