Mustard Greens


Mustard greens are full of nutrients such as Vitamin A, Folate and Potassium. They are delicious sauteed with butter or oil, garlic and salt. They are also wonderful in a savory tart. Below is a recipe from Eating Well that I thought was a little different. The peanut sauce adds a sweet balance to the bitterness in the greens. Enjoy!

2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon rice-wine vinegar
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (1 tablespoon)
3 cups cauliflower florets (1/2 small head)
1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
8 cups firmly packed, coarsely chopped mustard greens, stems included (1-pound bunch)
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

1. Whisk together peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce and water in a small bowl.
2. Heat oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until very hot. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, about 30 seconds. Add cauliflower and vegetable broth (or water) and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, until the cauliflower is almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add greens and simmer, covered, until the greens are tender, an additional 5 minutes. (Do not overcook the greens or they will lose their vibrant color.) Stir in the peanut sauce and cook, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with chopped peanuts.