Today I have a guest post for you from Lisa Rose of Real Food Kosher. I am amazed at what a great home cook Lisa is – her recipes are all absolutely delicious. She is a master of technique and today she shared with us some great ways to eat more greens in your diet.
3 Must-Know Techniques to Eat More Greens
Technique 1: Chop
All you need to start chopping is a good sharp knife and a cutting board. Make sure the greens are very dry – a salad spinner is perfect for this – otherwise you’ll end up with a pile of green mush.
For greens like kale and collards, remove the leaves from the fibrous stalk first before chopping.
Where to add chopped greens:
- mix chopped kale with ground meat and make hamburgers or even hamburger helper
- add chopped spinach to your marinara sauce
- add chopped chard into your meatball or meatloaf mixture
Technique 2: Chiffonnade
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Ideas for chiffonnade greens:
- sauté a few garlic cloves with some ghee or preferred fat, add sliced kale, chard, or dandelion greens and sauté a few minutes until cooked through
- chiffonade some romaine lettuce and/or other salad green and add to tuna or chicken salad
- chiffonade arugula and add to coleslaw or potato salad
- slice dandelion greens and throw into a soup or stew right before serving for a beautiful and nutritious garnish
Technique 3: Puree
Ideas for pureed greens:
- add mustard greens with basil leaves in your pesto recipe or arugula like this ingenious arugula pesto
- add dandelion greens or kale into salsa verde or chimichurri sauce
- blend romaine lettuce leaves into your smoothies
- blend in salad leaves into a creamy potato soup (great technique for leaves that are starting to wilt).