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A lovely ragout

March 9, 2006

We’re still working on using up those gorgeous greens from the farmer’s market. I wonder if we’ll get as many during the summer? I’m running out of options for my non-green-loving husband. He seemed to like this dish, though, most likely because it has kale in it, which he considers the friendliest of greens.

I had planned on following a Cooking Light recipe closely, but once I got to our neighborhood grocery store, I discovered that some of the ingredients just weren’t available. So here we have yet another adapted recipe! I loved the simplicity of this dish…I’m all about beans and greens. I served this with toasted baguette, brushed with olive oil and sprinkle with cracked pepper, and sauteed daikon radish (another farmer’s market veggie).

On the crafty front, I have been making some super-cute things, but I can’t post them yet because they’re for a swap. I’ll share photos with you all in a couple of weeks, once the recipient has seen them!

White Bean and Kale Ragout

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 small yellow squash, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups chopped trimmed kale (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, with their liquid
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, squash, and garlic, and saute for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion has softened. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Adapted from Cooking Light magazine.

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2 Discussion to this post
  1. bearette24 says:

    hee…my husband loves kale too.

  2. Pearl says:

    Kale is cropping up everywhere.

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