Many people consider broccoli rabe a delicacy, savoring its slightly bitter flavor. Here’s the simplest, most traditional way to prepare it — a quick sauté in olive oil and garlic. And that characteristic touch of sweet raisins to balance the slight bitterness is optional, but do give it a try! You can prepare chard, kale, or escarole this way as well. more→
I make this colorful trio of sautéed vegetables often, as the combination of broccoli, carrots, and yellow squash complements many different kinds of main dishes, including pastas, potatoes, and grains.
An invigorating melange of flavors, textures and colors, this is an attractive dish to serve hot or at room temperature. I just love the way the corn, black-eyed peas, and greens look against the dark rice, but if brown rice is what you’ve got on hand, that will work, too. Adapted from Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas. more→
Kale and broccoli, two nutritious and delicious green vegetables are a compatible team in this sauté featuring Asian flavors. This is a great side dish with other Asian-inspired noodle, rice, or tofu dishes. more→
When I was a kid, we ate sautéed greens from the garden nearly every day. They changed with the seasons, but my mother knew she could count on us to eat our veggies if she made them this way. Hope it works with your kids because the antioxidants, fiber, and chlorophyll are essential to their good health. Contributed by Christina Pirello, from I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Eat it Any More* (Perigee Books, 2011). more→
In this tasty “down home” style dish, bits of tart apple add a delightful flavor twist.
The slightly spicy orange sauce in this dish is one of my favorites. You can serve it with any greens you like or have on hand, but collard greens are my favorite to use. For a complete meal, serve over or tossed with noodles. Recipe contributed by Lindsay S. Nixon, from The Everyday Happy Herbivore* (BenBella Books, 2011).
Yearning for something a little different for dinner tonight? Try using kale instead of lettuce for a salad. A garlicky dressing and bits of sweet cherry add surprising flavor twists. more→