- 1 cup dry white beans
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 small shallot or onion
- 3 cloves black garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 package bow-tie or penne pasta
- Fresh parsley, as garnish
- Parmesan or other cheese, if desired
Soak beans in water for 6 hours, or overnight. Rinse before cooking.
Cook beans with 1 1/2 cups water or broth, on medium-low heat, until fully cooked (about 1.5 hours), stirring occasionally, and added more water/broth if drying out.
Boil water to cook pasta. Once pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.
Saute onion or shallot in a large skillet over medium heat until almost translucent (about 5 minutes).
Add salt, pepper, & red pepper flakes - tossing to coat onion - and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
Add in chopped kale, cooking and stirring until wilted.
Crush black garlic and add into onion & kale mixture, mixing in thoroughly. Add more olive oil, asneeded.
Toss in cooked beans & pasta, until fully incorporated into mixture.
Add more olive oil, parmesan cheese & fresh parsley, to taste.