Vegetable Recipe Challenge- Day 1- Skillet Greens

If you have been following me for awhile now you know about the Recipe Challenge I do each year. I pick new recipes or ones from friends and family to make during an entire month. The idea behind it is, – To get my family excited to try new dishes.
 After finishing my last challenge I thought about how creative it could be to do another challenge with only vegetables. Not only that but Vegetables grown from my garden. So here you have it, the start of the Vegetable Recipe Challenge, each day I will post a new recipe starring one of my homegrown vegetables.  Hopefully the garden can keep up with me!

Skillet Greens

 ½ cup olive oil
12 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
½ cup pine nuts
2 ½ pounds quick cooking greens (my favorite is mustard greens , kale, or chard)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and nuts and cook stirring until the nuts are golden brown. Should only take about 6-7 minutes. Add in the cut greens (roll up several leaves at once and cut into slices, this give you perfect long strips of the greens easily) Stir until the greens wilt. Continue to cook stirring the greens until they are tender. Depending on your choice of greens the time varies. Add a couple tablespoons of water and pour in the vinegar over the greens then season with pepper. You may add salt but I add in vegetable broth and that’s enough salt for me.

Enjoy and stay tuned for the rest of the recipes this month!

6 thoughts on “Vegetable Recipe Challenge- Day 1- Skillet Greens

  1. Monique

    Interesting. I've never made greens before, although I certainly eat enough of them. Your picture makes them look really good!

  2. Becky Jane

    My husband would like the idea of using pine nuts. When he was a little boy, his family would go up to the mountains and collect their own pine nuts.

  3. Yoshi Blade

    Interesting food photos. This vegetable recipe seems to be a real challenge if you only use what you've grown in your garden. Thanks for sharing.

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