Crostini with Kale and Parmesan

  • 1 baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick on the diagonal 
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper 
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds kale, preferably Tuscan, stems removed, leaves sliced into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 small wedge Parmesan


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange bread slices on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake until light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil and garlic over medium-high until garlic is fragrant. Add kale and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add 1 cup water; cover and reduce heat to medium. 

Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated, 12 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid is evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Toss with lemon juice. Top crostini with kale. With a vegetable peeler, shave Parmesan onto top.