Braised Greens & Cannellini Bean Panini

March/April 2012

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A creamy spread of cannellini beans cooked with onion, garlic and white wine is the perfect match for tender braised greens. Press the two between pieces of crusty whole-wheat bread and you have an outstanding vegan panini.

Braised Greens & Cannellini Bean Panini

4 Reviews for Braised Greens & Cannellini Bean Panini

Really tasty!

I loved this recipe! Used book Chou and chard as my greens as that's what I had and am less thrilled with the bitterness of collards. This reminded me of one of my favorite spinach-artichoke dips in flavor, without all the fat. May add a bit of lemon to it to brighten the flavors a bit more, but thought it was delicious as made. Dry panini'd on my cruisinart grill.

A perfect combination of flavors and textures.

This marriage of braised greens and creamy bean puree is so delicious that the bread is optional. Really, just serve these two as side dishes tonight, then make panini with the leftovers tomorrow. Try making a double, or heck, even a triple batch of the bean mixture and freezing the extra in small containers. Then you'll be able to make these with less work and fewer dishes next time.

Very healthy meal, very delicious. You will want to have them again soon!

While it does take about an hour to make, this recipe is worth it. I make it just for myself and eat it all week long for lunch.

Decent but time intensive

I love the idea of this sandwich. It's a tasty way to incorporate more of the foods we ought to be eating (beans and dark green leafies) in a way that's satisfying and full of flavor. Except it takes forever. There are few sandwiches that are worth spending an hour to cook and then another hour to clean up after. And this one, while tasty, is not one of them. If there was a faster way to get it together, I would like it more.

bold and healthy flavors
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Anonymous wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Just use leftover greens, say

Just use leftover greens, say from dinner the night before,
and mash beans in pan. Skip the blender. Adapt!

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