There’s something very tasty about greens and eggs together. There are quiches, frittatas, scrambles, and more. These egg based dishes can use copious amounts of greens because they tend to shrivel up fast. Beyond egg dishes there are some other creative breakfast uses for those spring greens as well.
Ham and Spinach Breakfast Strata is an easy make-ahead breakfast casserole. It’s filled with crusty bread, ham, spinach, and a cheesy egg filling, then baked to perfection in the oven.
Pesto and other sauces are a great way to make tasty use of lots of greens in simple recipes. And while pesto is traditionally made with basil and pine nuts but we should not be limited to only those choices as there are so many tasty options.
Chimichurri is a bright and tangy sauce featuring simple & healthy ingredients like parsley, oregano, garlic, vinegar & oil. Keep a jar in your fridge and drizzle it on savory foods for a pop of intense herbaceous flavor.
An easy-to-make seasoning that is chock full of amazing Caribbean flavors, Jamaican Green Seasoning is super versatile and can be used in all sorts of recipes.
There are, of course, green smoothies which are not exactly a novel idea these days. They don’t have to taste green at all and it can use up a large amount of greens in a small and tasty package perfect for days on the go.
Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious, healthy recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to add lettuce to your diet! I love using Bibb lettuce in this recipe but Romaine and Iceberg work good too!
It may not be the prettiest dish, but it sure is delicious! Minestra is a typical Italian peasant dish that is super nutritious and chock full of greens!
Tossing greens into cakes or cookies might not seem like a tasty idea but in most cases the greens add a huge nutritional component while leaving behind no actual ‘green’ flavor. Spring herbs can impart lots of flavor, too.
This Vanilla Spinach Cake is bright green, but the flavor of the spinach fades away so it just tastes like a vanilla cake – but it has an incredible color! It’s a fun hidden vegetable cake, that’s delicious and slightly healthier.