Braised Kale and White Beans

A simple and delicious side dish!



Adjust Servings

Servings (as a side dish)
Recipe CategoriesEat Local Tuesdays Side Dishes


1⁄2Poundbacon, diced 1/2"
1eachonion, sliced
2Poundkale, thick stems removed, washed and cut into 2" sections
3Cupwhite beans, canned
1Pinchsalt and pepper to taste
1Dashextra virgin olive oil
1eachzest of one lemon


  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot, sweat the bacon until the fat starts to render.
  2. Add in the onion and cook for about 4 minutes.
  3. Add in the kale and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the broth and simmer until the kale is tender, about 20 minutes.
  5. Add in the beans and season with salt and pepper.
  6. When serving, transfer to a platter, drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and grate fresh lemon zest over the top.


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