Everyone knows that I’m obsessed with Oprah. I adore her passion, enthusiasm, and fearless search for truth. I love everything from her investigative reports to her “favorite things” giveaways. Recently I was browsing her site, and found the especially enticing article “They Might Be Weeds, but Wild Greens Pack a Nutritious Punch,” that included a recipe for dandelion greens. I put my own spin on it, and let me just say… wow. Totally different from our usual nights in the kitchen, but a super fun way to bring some more variety in our lives.
- 1 bunch dandelion greens
- 2 cups packed spinach
- 1 cup chopped mustard greens
- 1 pound gently steamed chopped asparagus
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic , chopped
- 3 large shiitake mushrooms , sliced
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh ginger
- 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
Wash dandelion greens, mustard greens, and spinach and cut off the stems. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Immerse greens for 1 minute; remove to a colander and run under cold water and set aside. Steam the asparagus for only 5 minutes and then soak in cold water to stop the cooking process, then set aside with the greens. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion and sauté over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until soft then add the garlic and mushrooms; cook for about 4minutes more. Stir in greens, ginger, and soy sauce. Cook 3 minutes, then remove from heat. Add lemon juice and sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!!