A perfect winter comfort food thats big on flavor, not on frills. Beans and Greens on Garlic Toast is a super simple vegan meal with plenty of variations to expand your dietary horizons. Toast your bread with olive oil and garlic. Wilt your greens in sauteed garlic, add your beans and broth, and simmer 'til done. Season and serve over warm toast. Mix it up with add-ins like bacon, egg, or parmesan!
Heat oven to 425°F. Brush each side of the bread with olive oil, then arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and toast 6 minutes, flip, then toast an additional 6 minutes or until golden brown on all sides. Remove from the oven and rub one side with the garlic clove.
Heat a dutch oven or large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and heat until it shimmers. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add the kale and saute 2-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the volume of the kale is reduced by half and the color is deep green.
Add the white beans to the pot or skillet, then pour in the broth and give everything a good stir. Simmer until the kale is soft, the broth is mostly absorbed, and the beans are warmed through, about 10 minutes.
Season with salt and red pepper flakes to taste.
Spoon the beans and greens over the toasted bread. Serve immediately.