13 Leafy Green Dinners That Go Beyond Kale
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13 Leafy Green Dinners That Go Beyond Kale

We all know we should be eating more greens, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to keep our roughage intake interesting. Sure, there’s an abundance of kale recipes out there, but it’s time to spiral deeper into your greens-obsession and put your collard greens and Swiss chard recipes on the same pedestal. In soups, stews, casseroles, and salads, it’s hard to get bored when you switch up your greens. These 13 recipes will show you how to love roughage in a whole new way.

1. Pork and Bok Choy: There’s something refreshing about crisp-tender bok choy. Sautéed with pork belly, it becomes a nuanced side dish that just might steal attention away from your entree. (via Spice the Plate)



2. Seared Sausage With Mustard Greens and Peppers: Mustard greens have a pungent flavor, and they can stand up to even the boldest ingredients. Salt, spicy sausage, and some jalapeños fight fire with fire in a way that just works. (via Chili Pepper Madness)

3. BBQ Black Eyed Pea Collard Rolls: This fusion of cabbage rolls with black eyed peas and collard greens is a fun twist on dinner. Basted with a little barbecue sauce, the vegan rolls are a hearty and satisfying meal. (via Vanilla and Bean)

4. Beet Green Quiche and Whole Wheat Tart: Cheesy quiches taste indulgent, but this one is full of good-for-you ingredients too. It’s got beet greens, tomato, and a whole wheat crust to keep you nourished. (via Three Little Halves)

5. Collard Greens With Cumin and Apricots: It’s the apricots, lending a sweet burst of flavor every few bites, that make this recipe a dish to remember. (via Reclaiming Yesterday)

6. Thai-Style Stiry-Fried Greens With Coconut Milk: Creamy coconut milk makes Swiss chard silky and tender, while aromatics like ginger, garlic, shallots, and peppers keep the dish from feeling too heavy. (via Root + Revel)

7. One-Skillet Shrimp With Rainbow Chard: Rainbow chard is super healthy, but when paired with shrimp, you won’t be thinking about its nutritional profile. A lightly sweet and savory sauce with just a kick of spice ties the meal together. (via Baked Ambrosia)

8. Simple Stewed Pinto Beans and Collard Greens: Sometimes a simple meal is best. This healthy dish of beans and greens is an easy weeknight meal. (via The Full Helping)

9. Garlicky Greens With Vegan Parmesan Farro Risotto: Farro risotto is almost easier to make than its arborio rice counterpart, and in this recipe it gets just as creamy thanks to cashew puree. Peppery garlic greens keep the dish balanced and add a pop of color too. (via Blissful Basil)

10. Pork, Beans, Chicken, and Greens: It turns out beans, greens, and chicken can taste like a five-star meal once a little bacon enters the picture. (via Family Food on the Table)

11. Blood Orange Arugula Buckwheat Salad: Peppery arugula needs something to tame its heat. In this recipe, blood orange answers the call, while hearty buckwheat turns it from a side salad into an entree. (via Nirvana Cakery)

12. Chicken Skewers With Dandelion Pesto: Tart, savory, and bitter in a good way, dandelion pesto is a flavorful way to get your greens. It does a mean job of jazzing up some plain grilled chicken skewers too. (via Ocean View Kitchen)

13. Stir-Fried Dandelion Greens and Potatoes: Dandelion greens keep a dish of stir fried potatoes tasting light in this recipe. Their peppery pungency cuts through the rich silkiness of the potatoes for a meal that won’t bore even the pickiest palates. (via PhilosKitchen)

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