Caramelized tomatoes, white bean and kale salad

When I was growing up I used to eat all kinds of legumes that were mostly incorporated into stews, however, I discovered that legumes are great when incorporated into salads. A perfect example is this caramelized tomatoes, white bean and kale salad that was nothing but sensational. Super simple, fresh, light and tasty.

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I really plan of making way more salads this summer. I want to experiment with different kind of dressings and vegetable combinations so I hope I can get creative and come up with awesome recipes for you to try.

I actually made this caramelized tomatoes, white bean and kale salad using broccoli instead of kale last week, which was equally good. I thought of adding some kind of grain to it as well. I think quinoa, couscous or even some type of pasta may also work great. Perhaps I will do that next time I make it.

On another note, a couple of weeks ago I started my rotations for physician assistant school. I was a bit excited and nervous at the same time because I didn’t know what to expect. I ended up been placed to do OBGYN rotations first, which I couldn’t have been happier. My preceptor, who actually is from the Dominican Republic, is the absolute bomb. He is down to earth, funny and most importantly a great person to learn from. To say that I am learning tons is an understatement. There is nothing better than been hands on.

It is going to be hard to top my current preceptor, so will see how the next few months go. I really can’t wait for the day to finish my program so I can stop driving back and forth from school to my house in NJ to be with my family. A 2 hr drive that doesn’t seem much but really adds up after a while.

Anyways, soon….very soon!

Well, I know a lot of people are getting ready to be with family, friends and gathering around this holiday weekend. If you are looking for a simple, tasty, healthy salad recipe this would be a great contender. If you are not to fond of kale just use broccoli and you can even add some pasta to it.


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Caramelized tomatoes, white bean and kale salad

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 15 minutes



Over high heat, add one tablespoon of olive oil to a saute pan. Add the tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When they start to pop and brown add the balsamic vinegar and kale. Cook further for 1-2 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl add the white beans and tomato mixture. Add the remainder of the olive oil, salt, pepper and grated cheese. Mix through and serve.


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  1. Friend this recipe looks só flavourful with all the garlic, sun dried tomato and the spices. I love anchovies too. This recipe is definitely calling my name. 

    Ps: good luck with the school :-)

  2. Well that was easy getting dinner tonight figured out!

  3. I prefer my kale crispy like in a chip or pan fried up in some olive oil but sun dried tomatoes are my jam! At least now I know what’s for dinner tomorrow ;)

  4. Omg, I need this in my life now! I am a sucker for a good, hearty pasta!

  5. I love the flavor anchovies can give to a recipe and this pasta looks so super amazing!

  6. This pasta dish is unbelievable!! And such beautiful photos!

  7. I’m obsessed with sun dried tomatoes, and this dish looks pretty much perfect!! 

  8. This looks delicious. I love the additions of the anchovies and sun dried tomatoes. I can’t wait to make it! 

  9. Hi Miryam! Thanks yet again for another great recipe. I made this on Wednesday for dinner, and it was superb! The flavours worked out really, really well together, and it was super-easy to make. I dressed it up with a few grilled chicken breast slices, and… toasted bread crumbs (also with a bit of the sun-dried tomato oil and more thyme). I’ve been kind of in love with toasted breadcrumbs on pasta after finding this: Your recipe was just calling for them as well. They added a really great crunchy texture to your already wonderful pasta! Definitely going on my regular rotation now.

  10. I love all of the ingredients you used in this recipe, Miryam! What a wonderful and healthy easy dinner recipe. :)

  11. This  pasta recipe is great. I’m in the process of making this for my dinner. Thanks for the nice recipe. 

  12. Love! Thank you for this recipe and good luck at school!

  13. This post was made for me. Pasta is my favorite food ever. I’ve already made half of them, but I will definitely try some of the rest!

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