Sunday, October 14, 2012

lemony kale, sausage and white beans

4 ingredient dinners make me swoon.

After a fun, action-packed weekend, I wanted to whip something simple up this evening for our family dinner. A quick inventory of the pantry: various canned beans and nuts. The fridge: a package of chicken sausages, a tub of kale, and a lemon. And I always have oil, salt & pepper kicking around. Perfect. 

Lemony Kale, Sausage and White Beans 
(with or without walnuts)
serves 4

olive oil or walnut oil
4 sausages, chopped*
5 oz. tub of kale (or more, if you'd like)
2 15oz. cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
zest and juice of 1 lemon
salt & pepper
chopped walnuts (optional, as a topping)

In a large fry pan, saute the sausages in your choice of oil, over medium heat, until lightly browned. Add the tub of kale and cover the pan for a minute or so, until the kale begins to wilt. Add the white beans, stir, and cover again until kale is completely wilted. Add the lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste. Right before serving, squeeze a bit of lemon on each bowl. (Adding the lemon juice right before serving will prevent the greens from discoloration from the lemon juice.) Enjoy!

* I used Lou's Famous Feta and Spinach Chicken Sausages, but any variety of your favorite soy, chicken, turkey, or pork sausage would work in this dish!

Here it is in photos for those who like a visual:


  1. Its such a healthy one. Loved it. And sounding very yummy too. :-)

  2. Made this tonight, both my husband and I loved it!

  3. Made this tonight and it was very yummy. Both my husband and I loved it.

  4. Making it again tonight! Can't wait! Thank you! Ann Lineberger

  5. so glad you like it-- we love it too. enjoy!!


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