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Kale & White Bean “Panem” Panzanella
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Ease: Moderate

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 cups thinly sliced kale
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomato, chopped
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 cups stale whole wheat bread cubes
  • 1 cup diced fresh mozzarella


1.	Place kale, tomato, beans and bacon in a large bowl.

2.	In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, vinegar, pepper and paprika; mix well.

3.	Add 2 Tbsp of the dressing to kale mixture and stir to combine. Let stand for 15-20 minutes.

4.	Toss in bread and remaining dressing. Top with mozzarella and serve.

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