4 Mustard Greens Recipes: Fall in Love with the Peppery Leafy Green

Mustard greens recipes

Mustard greens are highly nutritious but also harness a very potent horseradish, mustard-like flavor and a tough texture, which mean they can overwhelm a dish if not prepared properly. Instead of shunning this tasty and beneficial green leaf vegetable, make one of the following mustard greens recipes to get the most of this seasonal powerhouse.

4 Mustard Greens Recipes

mustard greens soup

1. Mustard Greens Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mustard green leaves
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ cup coconut milk

Directions

Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil and shallot. Sweat the shallots for about 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the potatoes, thyme, and 4 cups of water. Cover with a lid and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 20 minutes. Stir in the mustard greens and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the leaves are wilted and tender.

Remove the thyme sprigs. Let the mixture cool down before adding to a high-speed blender along with the coconut milk. Blend the soup until creamy and smooth. Reheat or enjoy chilled.

cucumber sandwich

2. Mustard Greens and Cucumber Sandwich

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of multi-grain bread
  • 2 ounces of cream cheese (or vegan cream cheese)
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2-4 mustard green leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Slather each slice of bread with cream cheese and top each with sliced cucumbers and mustard greens. Season with salt and pepper and serve open-faced.

greens dip

3. Mustard Greens and Spinach Dip

Serve 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spinach
  • 1 bunch mustard greens, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a saucepan over medium heat, add washed spinach and mustard greens and cook until wilted. Once wilted, set aside, and set aside. In a separate saucepan, add the olive oil and onion. Cook until translucent. Set aside and let cool.

In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add in the spinach, mustard greens, and onion. Season with salt and pepper and serve alongside crackers or vegetable crudités.

mustard greens

4. Mustard Greens Salad with Avocado and Mango

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mustard greens, chopped
  • 2 avocados, halved, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 mango, peeled and sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

Whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, lime, and garlic in a small bowl. In a large bowl, add the mustard greens. Pour the dressing over the mustard greens and use clean hands to massage until all the salad ingredients are evenly coated. Toss in the avocado and mango and serve.

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Aylin Erman

Aylin is founder of GlowKitchen, a food blog with an emphasis on vegan and gluten-free fare. Aylin has been living in Istanbul, where she is founder and CEO of a cold-pressed juice and healthy foods company JÜS (www.jusistanbul.com).