Tomato-Marinated Greens and Beans Toast

Tomato-Marinated Greens and Beans Toast

This fresh, no-cook dish makes the most out of tomatoes by grating the flesh, which preserves all of the sweet juices and raw pulp. The natural acidity in the tomato juice, combined with capers and vinegar, create a piquant sauce that tenderizes and subdues sturdy greens. Earthy Swiss chard is used here, but other leafy greens like lacinato kale would work, as would spicy mustard greens. The lentils add a meaty bite, but red kidney beans or chickpeas would also work. Refrigerate leftovers and serve over eggs, tossed with warm pasta or as a sauce for roasted chicken or fish.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Working over a large bowl, grate flesh side tomatoes on the large holes of a box grater until all that’s left is the tomato skin; discard skin. (You should have about 1 1/2 cups juice and pulp.) Stir in oil, capers and caper brine, shallot, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic and 1/4 cup cold water. Add Swiss chard and cherry tomatoes and mix well. Let stand for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Step 2

    Stir lentils into tomato-marinated greens and mix well. Spoon mixture over toast. Drizzle with oil, top with cheese and serve immediately.