Types of Cooking Greens — From Collard Greens to Turnip Greens
From beet greens to turnip greens, see the difference and find great ways to cook greens.
How to Clean Cooking Greens
A quick step-by-step guide to cleaning cooking greens.
Fresh, tender spring greens are the first signs that the lighter dishes of spring are on their way (and that hearty winter eating is coming to an end). Learn about spring greens with this guide.
Types of Cooking Greens
Cooking greens range from the very tender and quick-cooking spinach to the hearty fibrous varieties of kale. See the difference and learn how different - and yet similar - they are.
How to Stem Swiss Chard
See a quick and easy way to cut out the stems of Swiss chard, red chard, and rainbow chard.
Beans and Greens Soup
A can of white beans, a handful or two of cooking greens like chard or spinach, and some chicken or vegetable broth and you have an easy Beans and Greens Soup %u2013 easily augmented with more ingredients or just super simple and easy for a quick dinner.
Greens and Olives
A few chopped olives add a salty depth to collard greens, kale, or Swiss chard.
Gnocchi With Greens & Ricotta
This recipe calls for chard, but any cooking green works just as well. Cook heartier greens like kale or collards longer, and more delicate spinach for only the last minute of gnocchi cooking time.
Greens & Green Garlic
A few chopped green garlic stalks add a springy sweetness to collard greens, kale, or Swiss chard.
Greens With Garlic & Chiles
A blast of garlic and spicy chile make quick, tasty work of any cooking greens. Use kale, dino kale, chard, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, or even the more pedestrian spinach.
Greens With Mustard Seeds
Greens cooked with "popped" mustard seeds take on a slightly smoky aroma and a discernible nutty flavor.
Kale With "Pickled" Red Onion
Cook kale with red onions and caraway seeds for a tasty take on eating your greens.
Greens With Preserved Lemon
Saute some greens and throw in some preserved lemon and you have an ultra-healthy, delicious winter side dish of Greens With Preserved Lemon.
Greens With Onion, Ginger and Pepper
These greens are sweet with onion, a bit spicy, and luscious when simmered for a bit.
Tuscan, black, or dino kale has dark green, deeply curly leaves that are usually cooked – in this recipe it is simply sliced thin, tossed with a bright dressing, and served raw.
Make tasty and healthy kale chips in a snap.
Kale Red Onion Salad
Tuscan, black, or dino kale has dark green, deeply curly leaves that are usually cooked – in this recipe it is simply sliced thin, tossed with a bright dressing and red onions, and served raw.
Kale and Bean Minestrone
This version of Minestrone uses pureed white beans in the broth and flavorful cranberry beans in the soup.
Spinach & Chickpea Curry Stew
Chickpeas, spinach, and canned tomatoes are gently stewed with onions, ginger, garlic, and spices to make a quick, nutritious one-dish dinner.
Red Chile, Chard, Barley, and Bean Soup
This Red Chile, Chard, Barley, and Bean Soup will warm you inside and out.
Roasted Swiss Chard Stems
When a recipe calls for Swiss chard leaves, make delicious use of the stems by roasting them to tender yumminess.
Pasta With Greens
This dish is quick, easy, nutritious, deliciously tempting, and works with greens of all sorts.
Kale Tomato Pasta
This dish of Kale Tomato Pasta cooks in the time it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta.
Swiss Chard, Barley, Bean Soup
This Swiss Chard, Barley, Bean Soup is a snap to make, and insanely delicious and warming on a cold fall or winter's eve.
Savory Shelling Beans & Greens
A simple, savory, flexible dish of fresh shelling beans and cooking greens perfect for fighting off fall's chills.
Swiss Chard Stem Gratin
When a recipe calls for Swiss chard leaves, you can make delicious use of the stems by cooking up a Swiss Chard Stem Gratin.
Swiss Chard Ricotta Tortellini
Try making homemade tortellini stuffed with Swiss chard and ricotta cheese.
Stuffed Swiss Chard Leaves
Fun twist on classic stuffed cabbage leaves.
The key to delicious, flavorful sauteed spinach is to actually saute it - cook it quickly over very high heat.
Turnip Soup With Greens
This simple turnip soup is augmented with turnip greens, and is a great use for a bunch of turnips if you're lucky enough to get them with their greens still attached.