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The great veg box challenge: leafy greens recipes needed!

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TwelveLeggedWalk Tue 23-Apr-19 09:02:26

I know there used to be a veg box thread, wonder if anyone has similar in their delivery this week?

I have literally piles of leafy greens and green veg - spinach, cavolo nero, chard, Kale Raab, and red cabbage shoots as well as purple sprouting broccoli, normal broccoli, cauliflower and leeks.

It's all good - DH loves greens, but I could do with a few more recipes for them.

I've been using some of the spinach to make this

I used the chard to make this - which was delicious

And I'm thinking of trying this with some of the Cavolo

Any other recommendations?

JellyBabied Tue 23-Apr-19 11:44:05

I love this. Personally I love to boil some eggs, slice them and stir them through for a minute or two at the end.

Xiaoxiong Tue 23-Apr-19 11:55:20

Our favourite recipe that works with any hardy green (ie not fresh spinach as it cooks too quickly).

Cut up sausages - any you like. Chorizo, Cumberland, chicken Italian, bog standard pork. Fry in a big skillet or casserole that has a lid with olive oil, garlic, sliced onions, sliced peppers if you have them, fennel seeds and chilli flakes. Empty in LOADS of shredded greens with some salt and sauté down into the porky, fennelly, spicy oil. Cover the pan to help the wilting, no need to add water as the greens will release liquid. Between me and DH we can eat up 500g greens for dinner.

Eat with a big glass of Barolo and garlic bread to wipe up juices. Feel virtuous wink

JellyBabied Tue 23-Apr-19 14:28:42

I also enjoy this.

I make it with soba noodles but I'm sure that it'd be nice with the wholewheat pasta or other noodle too.

reindeermania Tue 23-Apr-19 14:30:08

I've made this spinach pesto when over run with spinach in the past

And I've made this ribollata which my family LOVES

TwelveLeggedWalk Tue 23-Apr-19 14:33:18

I wouldn't hold out much hope of my DC eating ribollata, but god that looks good!

JellyBabied Tue 23-Apr-19 14:35:53 I like these as a side dish or sometimes a main served with other veg.

JellyBabied Tue 23-Apr-19 14:36:14

And a fried egg.

EvaHarknessRose Tue 23-Apr-19 14:39:36

Gigantes - was delicious, I just ate the rest from my freezer last night.

pallisers Tue 23-Apr-19 14:42:25

I often throw a handful of spinach or kale or greens into a tomato or cream based sauce/casserole at the end so it just wilts.

Nearly every night when we have lots of greens I saute garlic in a little olive oil, add the greens and stir fry for a few minutes and then add crushed red pepper. If I want to make it more luxurious I add a spoon of parmesan cheese and sometimes a glug of cream.

TwelveLeggedWalk Tue 23-Apr-19 15:14:07

OOh the gigantes looks goood too

BlackInk Tue 23-Apr-19 15:42:10

I second the pesto suggestion. It's a great way to use up any green veg and freezes perfectly. My DD is a bit of a veg dodger but loves homemade pesto so I always add in loads of greens - pine nuts, basil, lotsa garlic, parmesan, lemon juice and then anything green I've got handy, all whizzed up to a pulp - parsley, celery, spinach, broccoli, spring greens etc. I freeze in portions then it's perfect with any pasta for a quick meal.

MogThoughtDarkThoughts Wed 24-Apr-19 16:45:18

Cheesy gratin! My favourite thing to do with kale - or indeed most foods.

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