Greens: Spinach, Chard, Kale, Collard Greens, Beet Greens…

Where: Farmer’s Market, CSA

Sautéed Greens- use any greens- mixing works well too

Sauté chopped greens with 1-2 cloves crushed garlic, 1-2 T apple cider vinegar, EVOO, salt and pepper. If you cook bacon for the pasta dish below- you could sauté in the bacon fat.

Serving Suggestions: as a side, with pasta (bacon or pancetta and goat cheese added- butternut squash and/or fresh sage or thyme would also be nice additions), added to a marinara sauce and pasta, layered into lasagna or enchiladas, with eggs, in quiche or a frittata or scramble, served with or without meat over brown rice with a miso or rice wine vinegar dressing, added to roasted veggies as a side, Penne with greens (sausage, pine nuts, sprinkle feta on top), add to white beans (sage, parmesan, and a vinaigrette would work nicely together- add chicken if desired for a meal); add nuts and raisins; add an onion; serve as a salad with a Caesar or Peanut dressing or blood oranges and nuts; use white wine instead of apple cider vinegar; add to risotto

Greens Cooked with Chicken Broth

Cook chopped greens with a couple garlic cloves in chicken broth (homemade preferably.

Serving Suggestions: as a side, layered into lasagna or enchiladas, with eggs; put in a baking dish and top with bread crumbs, butter and parmesan- bake until golden

Steamed Greens

Steam and serve with butter, salt, and pepper. Could squeeze some lemon onto them, grate some ginger on them, sprinkle some chili flakes on them… Warm spinach salad with fresh or roasted tomatoes, bacon, and toasted pecans and red wine vinaigrette.

Raw Greens

  • In a smoothie with fresh squeezed oj or whole milk, plain yogurt, banana and whatever fruit you have on hand or frozen (pear, mango, berries, pineapple, apple…)
  • Added to soups, stews
  • Spinach salad with blood oranges and fennel
  • Spinach salad with feta, pine nuts…
  • Spinach salad with steamed or roasted beets, avocado, feta, red onion, pistachios, blood oranges with lemon vinaigrette
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