Smothered Greens

We’re getting our “southern” on with this dish that combines your pick of good-for-you leafy greens together, or, pick your favorite, from collard to kale, mustard to turnip! At just 80 calories per serving ‒ only 16 mg cholesterol, 2 g fat, and 378 mg sodium ‒ this is a mouth-watering take on a classic (and a great source of potassium too, at 472 mg). Add this satisfying “side” to chicken or fish!

(Serves 5)

Ingredients:

3 cups water

¼ lb. smoked turkey breast, skinless

1 tbsp. fresh hot pepper, chopped

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

¼ tsp. ground cloves

2 cloves garlic, crushed

½ tsp. dried thyme

1 scallion, chopped

1 tsp. ground ginger

¼ cup chopped onion

2 lb. greens (collard, kale, mustard, turnip, or mixture)

Place all ingredients except greens into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Wash greens thoroughly and remove stems. Tear or slice leaves into bite-sized pieces. Add greens to turkey stock. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes until tender.

Recipe adapted from www.nhlbi.nih.gov

 

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