35 recipes with spring greens you never use
we're talking about the fly-over greens you usually skip at the store. (they're yummy)!
Published May 11, 2016 5:00 AM
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by Bailey Swilley
We’re approaching peak farmer’s market season, and we’re sharing plenty of ideas that will get you to add some greens to your reusable canvas bag. If you’re craving greens, you can create delicious meals with options outside the popular crowd (kale, arugula, cabbage, and all the usual suspects). Here’s what to make with the greens you never use.
Although they’re in the onions and leeks family, both the white stalks and green leaves of ramps can be enjoyed.
Craving a light pasta dish? Look no further.
Gnocchi With Ramp Butter And Parmesan Cheese
Yes, ramp butter. Yum.
Ramp Spiked Dijon Yogurt Salad Dressing
Need a pungent kick in your salad? Ramps are the answer.
Asparagus & Ramps With Hard-Boiled Quail Eggs
Because weekends at the farmers market have caused you to ask yourself, “But really, what will I make with quail eggs and ramps?”
Just because they’re green doesn’t mean you can’t fry ‘em.
Simple Asparagus And Ramp Soup With Rustic Spelt Bread
Ramps belong in soups. Period.
Of course there’s a pizza on this list.
This is the green with it all: fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin, calcium, and more. So stock up and make one of these dishes with it! Spicy Soba Noodles With Wilted Watercress
The buckwheat and greens in this recipe will fill you up, and the chile-garlic sauce will surely light you up.
Beet And Watercress Salad With Farm Eggs
This brings new meaning to “taste the rainbow.”
Comfort food meets healthy greens. Balance!
Salmon Pappardelle With Spinach And Watercress Pesto
All of our dinner faves together in one place: big ribbons of pasta, fresh salmon, and flavorful pesto.
Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Watercress Warm Winter Salad
Sometimes (we’re looking at you, rainy Mondays), you just need a warm salad.
Whether you’re feeling cozy or just want lots of tasty greens, this soup does both.
Jalapeño-Citrus Golden Beet Noodle Salad With Crab, Avocado And Toasted Almonds
For those days that you need a substantial lunch that won’t require a nap.
You’re probably familiar with this Chinese cabbage, but have you tried cooking with it yourself?
No heat required!
Tired of roasted cauliflower? Probably not, but this is a nice change anyway!
Ginger Bok Choy Soup With Noodles
Bulk up your rich ramen with some healthy greens!
Teriyaki Chicken, Bok Choy And Corn Zucchini Noodles
Greens on greens. Why not?
When you’re tired of Eggs Benedict and omelets, look to this delicious brunch.
Creamy Cashew Veggie Noodle Bowl
This vegetarian recipe makes a satisfying dinner, plus it’s got everyone’s favorite nut (cashews!).
Spicy Orange Roasted Salmon And Bok Choy
All the important flavors (spicy, salty, and sweet) come together in this yummy salmon recipe.
Also known as “Stinging Nettles,” these babies are a forager’s go-to. Here’s why:
Nettle And Lemon Cake With Lemon Icing And Blackberries
Perfect for dipping or pouring all over warm pasta. Mangia!
Wild Nettle Gnocchi With Cashel Blue Sauce
Blue cheese and nettles, a match made in weird green heaven.
Nettle Shake With Strawberries And Rhubarb
Shake things up with an easy, nutritious breakfast that travels well.
These rolls make a great pre-dinner centerpiece as well as an appetizer.
Hormone Balancing Creamy Nettle Soup
Health nut? Here’s something you probably haven’t tried–yet.
Quinoa risotto? Why didn’t we think of that?
These curly-cues are high in iron, fiber, omega-3s, and omega-6s, so fern away!
Fiddlehead Fry-Up With Morel Mushrooms & Pancetta
Here’s a rich and savory way to enjoy fiddleheads and impress your significant other at Sunday night dinner.
Fiddlehead And Flower Month-Of-May Salad
Tired of kale salads every weekday? For a change, try whipping this up in your lunch box instead.
Crispy Baked Fiddleheads With Spicy Lemon-Sumac Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Bring the pub home with these fun snack (that’s much healthier than fish and chips).
Home pickling is all the rage and fiddleheads are no exception. Dive in!
Fiddlehead And Goat Cheese Tart
Fiddleheads make your tart look so much more gorgeous for weekend entertaining.
Fiddlehead Fern And Potato Hash
If you need to be able to whip up a quick meal after work full of vitamins, then this Martha Stewart recipe is calling your name.
Fiddlehead And Tomato Salad With Pecorino
You can even give them an Italian flare with this colorful recipe from A Thought for Food.
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