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Basic Boiled Greens

No recipe image available.A basic recipe for cooking boiled greens such as collards, kale, mustard greens and turnip greens.

Recipe Ingredients:

Choose Your Greens:
Mustard Greens
Turnip Greens

Optional Seasonings to Taste:
Olive oil, butter, bacon grease
Salt, black pepper
Pepper vinegar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon salt per quart.
  2. Drop the greens into the water and cook, uncovered, until tender, 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the variety and how you like them. (Some people cook them far longer.)
  3. Drain, press out excess moisture, then toss with olive oil or butter, salt, and pepper. If you're using them for a filling, rinse under cold water, squeeze out the excess water, and then finely chop.

Makes ? servings.

Source: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Adapted recipe provided courtesy of The Leafy Greens Council.