Author Notes: I love my CSA - but I also really love all those spring greens you get this time of year (dandelion, mustard greens, beet greens). However, my husband is not so much a fan of these bitter veggies. In order to make them more appealing to him, still delicious to me, and quick on the weeknights I created this easy dish. - meganvt01
Makes 1 big bowl
- 2-3 bunches of whatever bitter spring greens come in your CSA box, tough stems removed and roughly chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2/3 cups chicken broth or stock
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 medium heirloom tomato, chopped
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta or cotija cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 bunch beets, peeled and quartered
- In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat and add the garlic, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add the greens and toss with the garlic and oil for 1 - 2 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock and cover - simmering for 15 minutes or until your greens are tender.
- Meanwhile, heat the butter, olive oil, and beets in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute for 10 - 15 minutes, letting the butter bubble up nicely, until the beets are tender. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
- When the greens are done, squeeze over the lemon, and season with salt and pepper. Scoop the greens from the pot into a serving bowl. At this point, you can either chill the greens if you would like a cold salad, or you can serve them warm. Top with chopped tomatoes, place the beets just off to the side, and crumble cheese on top!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dark, Leafy Greens
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Picnic Dish