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16 Ways to Enjoy Winter Greens


3. Winter Greens Lasagna

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 White onion, diced
3 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 Cups heavy cream
1 Pound kale, washed, stems removed and chopped
1 Pound swiss chard, washed, stems removed and chopped
1 1/2 Cups crème fraîche
9 Ounces no-boil lasagna noodles
1 Pound ricotta
2 Cups parmesan or romano, grated
Coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper

13-by-9-inch baking dish

1. Place rack in middle of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees.
2. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium. Stir in onions. Stir occasionally for about 2 minutes. Add in garlic and season with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally for another 3 minutes, or until onions and garlic are soft. Stir in cream. Working in handfuls, stir in greens until slightly wilted, adding more when there’s room, until you’ve added all the greens. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Spread 1 cup of the crème fraîche over the bottom of the baking dish, taking care to make sure it’s spread evenly. Cover with 4 lasagna noodles, slightly overlapping them. Next, add about 1/3 of the greens to lasagna with a slotted spoon in an even layer. Cover with 1/3 of the ricotta and 1/4 of the parmesan or romano. Add 2 additional layers of noodles, greens and cheese. Top with a final layer of noodles.
4. Pour 1/4 of the warm cream from the greens over the noodles. In a bowl, stir remaining crème fraîche and parmesan or romano, and coat top of lasagna with the mixture.
5. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes, or until lasagna is bubbling and beginning to brown. Take out of oven, remove the foil and put back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until the the sauce is bubbling and the top has fully browned. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Recipe Credit:

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4. Mustard Greens, Quinoa and Garbanzo Beans Salad



  • 2 Cups cooked quinoa (1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 1 Cup cooked garbanzo beans
  • 4 Cups mustard greens, torn into small pieces and loosely packed
  • 8 Kalamata olives
  • 3 Pepperoncini, sliced
  • 1 Green onion, chopped
  • Crumbled feta cheese to taste

Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Medium lemon, juiced and grated
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • Coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper

1. Make vinaigrette. Put all ingredients, including desired amount of salt and pepper in a lidded jar. Shake well. Set aside.
2. Stir quinoa, garbanzo beans and 1/2 half of vinaigrette in a large salad bowl. Toss in mustard greens, olive, pepperoncini, green onion and feta. Combine. Serve immediately.

Recipe Credit: Carolina Living

See Also:
Spicy Curry Kale Salad
Kale, Blueberry, Goji and Avocado Salad
Swiss Chard & Barley Gratin

Image Credit: Clagett Farm via Wikimedia Commons

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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5:23PM PST on Feb 27, 2013

TY :)

9:51AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

16? I only saw four recipes. Where are the OTHER 12?

7:54PM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Great recipes! & not too complicated. Makes good eat`n & good nutrition easy! Thanks!

12:29PM PST on Feb 1, 2013

We try to eat as much fresh veg we can, we have already cut down on meat, we try not to eat processed foods, BUT, we both have full time jobs, my husband more demanding than mine, we have 5 adopted stray dogs and 4 adopted stray cats and for the past 2 weeks we had a very close friend in hospital after a very nasty fall with a brain bleed, very very scary so we were at the hospital till past 8pm every night - and people wonder why we are tired? :)

7:48PM PST on Jan 31, 2013


6:41AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

OR blend with morning protein drink. Did I miss something - where are the 16 ways? I see 4 recipes. . . . . I better look around.,

5:50AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:55AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

11:16AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thanks for these great recipes.

11:07AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

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