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White Bean and Grain Salad with Kale Pesto

This fresh and bright grain salad is perfect all on its own or alongside your favorite main.

Serves 6
Ready in 12 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 2 mins
300 calories per serving


> 1 1/2 cups packed chopped kale greens
> 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
> 1 lemon
> 1/2 cup olive oil
> 1 (8.8 oz) bag precooked Nature's Promise® Ancient Grains and Rice
> 1 (15.5 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed


Remove and discard any stems in the kale. To a food processor, add the kale, Parmesan, and zest of the lemon. Season with salt and pepper. Pulse until mixture is mostly smooth. Through the feeder tube, pour in the oil, pulsing to emulsify. If pesto is too thick, add another 1–2 tbsp water. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Microwave the grain mixture according to package directions. To a medium serving bowl, add grain mixture. Toss with pesto mixture and juice of zested lemon. Add the beans and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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