Wild greens are a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. Whether you forage them yourself or pick them up from the farmers market, they are a great way to add flavor and nutrition to your meals. But what do you do once you’ve gathered up more wild greens than you know what to do with? Wren, a wild food enthusiast, has narrowed down her absolute favorite recipes for cooking up a mess of wild greens to her top 6.
Wren’s first suggestion is to make a simple sauté. Start by heating up some oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add some chopped garlic and sauté until it’s fragrant. Then add your wild greens and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until the greens are wilted and tender, about 5-7 minutes. Serve as a side dish or as part of a larger meal.
Another great way to cook wild greens is to make a pesto. Start by blending together wild greens, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a food processor. Once the ingredients are blended together, taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve the pesto over pasta or spread it on toast for a delicious snack.
If you’re looking for something more substantial, try making a wild green frittata. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and salt and pepper. Then stir in your wild greens and pour the mixture into an oven-safe skillet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the eggs are set. Slice into wedges and serve warm.
These are just a few of Wren’s favorite recipes for cooking up wild greens. With a little bit of creativity and experimentation, you can come up with your own delicious recipes too! So grab your greens, your favorite apron, and a pair of tongs and get cooking! Let us know if you have any favorite ways to cook up your greens! Are there any recipes we should try? Leave a comment below!