Crispy Mushrooms With Creamy White Beans and Kale


6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Maitake or hedgehog mushrooms, cut into ½" slices

Kosher salt

1 14.5-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving

2 garlic cloves, divided

2 green onions, cut into 1" pieces

1 bunch kale or spinach, center ribs and stems removed, leaves torn

½ cup crumbled feta cheese

1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

1 cup cilantro leaves


Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Add mushrooms and cook, tossing occasionally, until browned and crispy, 8–10 minutes. Season with salt and transfer to a plate.

Meanwhile, purée beans, lime juice, 3 Tbsp. oil, 1 garlic clove (if it’s a large one, you may want to just use half), and 3 Tbsp. water in a blender until smooth, adding more water by the tablespoonful as needed to loosen if it doesn’t want to cooperate in blender. Season with salt.

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in same skillet over medium-high. Add onions and remaining garlic clove and cook, tossing, until just beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Add kale and cook, tossing often, until wilted and crisp-tender, 3–5 minutes. Season with salt. Transfer to plate with mushrooms.

Divide bean purée between bowls. Top with greens, feta, mushrooms, sesame seeds, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges alongside.