Gorgeous Greens, Jazzy Style!Posted on April 4, 2012
Eat your greens. We’ve all heard that eating plenty of leafy greens is a healthful addition to any diet. But how do you make greens taste good? Hmmm…
To tell the truth, I have trouble getting my husband to eat greens, so when I discovered this great all-purpose sauce/dressing, I rejoiced. He LOVES it! So, now I pass this super easy recipe on to you!
Wonder of all wonders! Simply blend the five sauce ingredients together and they turn into a ‘creamy’ sauce. Perfect for topping any steamed, green veggie; like kale, swiss chard, spinach, green beans or broccoli. This sauce makes a fabulous salad dressing too. In other words, it is a great way to serve just about any nutritious green vegetable, but it really brings incredible taste to leafy greens! Who would have thought?
So here is my Recipe of the week:
Steamed Greens with Walnut “Cream” Sauce
Makes 4 to 6 servings
1 large bunch leafy greens (such as; kale, swiss chard or spinach) stemmed, washed and very thinly sliced
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup water, plus more as needed
½ teaspoon italian style seasoning
1 teaspoon tamari
1 clove garlic, halved
Steam the greens until wilted and quite soft but still bright green, for 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the leaf. (Note: thin leaved greens, such as spinach, only need a few minutes, and thicker leaves such as curly kale need a longer steaming time). Transfer the greens to a medium bowl.
Put the walnuts, water, italian seasoning, tamari and garlic into a blender and process until creamy in texture, adding more water if needed, two tablespoons at a time, to achieve desired consistency. Pour the sauce over the greens and toss until the greens are evenly coated. Serve immediately.