Smashed Beans on Toast

Makes 4-6 Servings


… 1/4 cup plus two tablespoons olive oil
… 1 small loaf bread (such as an Italian roll), cut into quarters
… 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
… 1 onion, peeled and chopped
… 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
… 1 bunch greens or kale, rinsed and chopped
… 1 (14-ounce) can tomatoes, or 1 (14-ounce) can spaghetti sauce
… 2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas) or black beans, drained and rinsed, or 2 cups cooked beans (pinto, navy or kidney)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place bread on baking sheet. Drizzle bread with 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Preheat medium pot over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining olive oil and onion and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes, until onions begin to soften.
  3. Add garlic and stir for another minute. Add chopped greens and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and stir until greens have wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Place bread in oven to lightly toast, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add canned tomatoes or spaghetti sauce and beans to the pot, and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Check bread; if lightly toasted, remove from oven.
  6. With a fork, smash one-third of the beans in pot. Top toasts with beans and greens mixture.

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