Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Seasonal Cooking... Collard Greens

3 for $1! Collard greens! The farmer squinted at me as I pursed my lips, uncertain how to cook this (phenomenally nutritious) seasonal green. How could I resist? We handed him a dollar and walked away the dubious owners of a shopping bag full of green leaves.

Fortunately for all of us our friend D. visited the next day and enthusiastically showed us one delightful way to use them, and we've had them every day since!

How do you use collard greens?

Sauteed Collard Greens

  • Chopped onion
  • Diced Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • More greens than you think you need, washed and torn or sliced

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until fragrant, then add the greens and the lime, cover, turn down the heat, and let steam until the leaves are wilted but still have great texture.

Serving Suggestion: On whole wheat tortillas with a basil-garlic bean paste and cheese. Outstanding!


Seedsower said...

YUM!!! Almost you persuade me :-)

emily.mcintyre said...

Almost, eh!

Anonymous said...

Just sitting here catching up on your old blogs and came across this recipe for greens that I will use tomorrow! I made black beans and rice and the suggestion was to serve with greens...I did not buy any cuz I did not know a good recipe! Now I have one :) thanks for sharing!