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Fancy some crispy Cavolo Nero with crushed butterbeans and hazelnuts on toast?
I’m very excited to be working on the Discover Great Veg – Go Green campaign. The challenge? Create a delicious cavolo nero recipe. Definitely a challenge I’m up for! I decided to make crispy Cavolo Nero with crushed butterbeans and hazelnuts on toast – oh my goodness its so good.
The combination of crispy Cavolo Nero with the creamy crushed butter beans works perfectly. Then dollop generously on toasted sourdough and topped with crunchy caramelised hazelnuts for extra crunch. As a side I roasted some cherry tomatoes which pop and create a lovely sauce.
This is exactly the type of dish I love to make for lunch, it’s not only delicious but healthy and hearty with the beans & greens.
Adding greens like Cavolo nero is a brilliant and easy way of adding more nutrients to your meals and I love to serve it on its own – steamed, fried, baked or added to soups/stews etc for colour, taste and texture – it complements a host of dishes.
It tastes delicious and this dark leafy green veg is bursting with health benefits – it’s a good source of vitamins A and C which help the immune system function normally, lutein which can help with eye health, and vitamin K which helps to maintain normal bones. It is also a source of fibre and calcium, and contains manganese, copper and iron.
About Discover Great Veg
Discover Great Veg provides inspiration on delicious ways to enjoy cavolo nero, leeks, spinach and kale, details on how they are grown and information on what each offers as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Some more about Cavolo nero
- Cavolo nero is a brassica related to kale and was first grown in Italy in 600BC, for most of the year British cavolo nero is now grown in the rich soil of Lincolnshire. Thanks to its Tuscan heritage and its very distinctive long, dark leaves, cavolo nero is also known as Tuscan kale or more commonly black kale or black cabbage.
- Cavolo nero is available, chopped and ready to use from most leading supermarkets
- To find out more ways to Go Green visit www.discovergreatveg.co.uk
I hope you enjoy this delicious and healthy recipe!
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