Kinky Mustard aka Recipe: Sauteed mustard greens with walnuts

Looking for something sexier to eat? Love your spinach and other greens but wanna get SPICY?
Try mustard greens!

I got mustard greens in my locally sourced veggie & fruit box this week, which was filled with a SLEW OF LEAFY GREEN THINGS.

Mustard Greens are KINKY

Mustard Greens are KINKY

After staring at pictures on the internet of mustard greens and ensuring the giant head of kinky leafed chaos in my fridge matched, I came up with this recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • Butter – 1 pat
  • Broth (veggie, beef, chicken, your choice) – ~3 tablespoons
  • Mustard greens (rinsed, dried, cut into 2″ pieces)
  • Lemon juice – ~a few tablespoons
  • Flaxseed oil – ~tablespoon
  • Walnuts
  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions:
1. Heat up sautee pan then add butter and broth
2. Dump in your greens – my pan was overflowing. I used tongs to turn the greens to ensure they all got covered
3. Greens will cook down just like spinach does – sprinkle lemon juice (you need an acid for these greens) and flaxseed oil. Stir greens gently. Love them tender. They are delicate; just because they are spicy on the outside, doesn’t mean they don’t crave love and affection on the inside.
4. Mix in walnuts and remove from heat.
5. Sprinkle on cheese prior to serving.

I ate them all without taking a picture, but imagine something that looks like spinach with walnuts mixed in. Nothing special to look at.

But TASTE wise, VERY different than spinach. They have a bit of a tang/zest/spice to them (according to Wikipedia, “horseradish/mustard zing”). I also tried blanching some concurrently but that method took all the tang out of them and left behind some slimy ooze. Considering slinging some of that slime onto a cat.

The below stats says it serves two (which it DEFINITELY does if it is served as a side). I ate the entire thing as my meal. Look at all that fiber and fat! Mmm mmm! About 4 net carbs per serving, which is mostly from the walnuts.

If Vegetarian – please add in a few extra carbs for veggie broth. If you are a meat eater, consider using lard instead of butter (or lard AND butter! MM!), which would be great to cook these in as well. If watching calories, omit/reduce flaxseed oil and add a bit more lemon juice.

Embrace natural fats

Embrace natural fats

Do you have a recipe or favorite cooking method for mustard greens? Please share! I still have half a head of this stuff in my fridge!

One thought on “Kinky Mustard aka Recipe: Sauteed mustard greens with walnuts

  1. Hi there. Food on Friday: Mustard on Carole’s Chatter is now open for entries. This looks like a good recipe using mustard! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.

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