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Wild Greek Greens Recipe

Wild Greek Greens Recipe

The spiciness of autumn greens is a nice warm-up as the days begin to shorten. This dish can be a side or a warm salad, and the simple but delicious lemony mustard dressing is an added bonus.

A super way to get your minerals and the phyto-nutrients so vital to good health.

1 pound radishes, green tops only (save radishes for another use)
1 pound mustard greens
1 pound turnip greens
1/2 pound spinach
1/2 pound amaranth or chickweed, if available (if not, substitute arugula or other greens)

1. Place the radish tops and mustard greens in a steamer and turn the heat to high. After they wilt, in about 5 minutes, add the turnip greens and cook another 5 minutes. Add the remaining greens and cook until they are all wilted, about another 5 minutes.

2. Drain well and arrange the greens on a serving platter. Whisk together the dressing ingredients, drizzle the dressing evenly over the greens, and serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 4-6.



1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste

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Adapted from Mediterranean Vegetables, by Clifford A. Wright (Harvard Common Press, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Clifford A. Wright. Reprinted by permission of Harvard Common Press.
Adapted from Mediterranean Vegetables, by Clifford A. Wright (Harvard Common Press, 2001).

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4:28AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Looks delicious.

8:10PM PDT on Oct 31, 2012


4:30AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

love mixed greens dishes-this sounds good

9:25AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012


9:24AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

nice one ...Thanks....

2:31AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:08PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Thank you for sharing:))

10:06AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Grazie per la ricetta.

9:03PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Lovely and tasty, nothing like splendid recipes and food!

1:14PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Thank you

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