Easy Lacinato Kale with White Beans

Easy Lacinato Kale with White Beans

Sometimes kale can seem intimidating: a tough green that needs cooking for hours; but, that's just no so.  Here's an easy weeknight recipe that make lacinato kale not only simple, but also lighter than one might expect.


  • 6 oz lacinato kale
  • 1 medium onion
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked white beans
  • kosher salt
  • water
  • truffle oil (optional)


  1. Chop the kale into ¼-inch strips; set aside.  Slice the onion into  ¼-inch strips.
  2. Add a glug of olive oil into an extra-wide pan over medium heat.  Add the onion strips and cook, turning frequently, until the onions begin to become translucent.
  3. Add the kale to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until the kale begins to show a brighter green (about 3 minutes).
  4. Add a little water to the pan (1-2 tbsp).  Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until most of the water has evaporated (3-4 minutes).  Repeat this step twice more until the kale is soft when bitten into. 
  5. Remove from the heat and add the white beans, stirring to incorporate.
  6. Serve warm and garnish with a pinch of salt and (optional) a drizzle of truffle oil.
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