How Clean Are Your Greens?

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  • Bok choy
  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Mustard greens
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard

There are many other types of greens that are delicious when cooked. To cook these greens, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Submerge whole leaves into the water. Use a spoon to press them down to the bottom of the pot. It can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes, depending on the type of green you are cooking.

Another popular cooking method for greens is wilting the leaves on a stove top with olive oil. You can also add other sautéed vegetables for a healthy and delicious meal or side dish.

The best way to tell if your greens are done cooking is a taste test. There should still be a bright color to them and when you take a bite, there should be a release of sweet juices. If the greens are bitter, they need to cook longer. Run cool water over the greens once they are done to stop the cooking process. Once cool, gently squeeze out the excess water. They are now ready to be served however you like.

Greens are a great addition to any meal. They are versatile, bursting with important nutrients, and when properly grown and harvested, are good for the environment and you!