12 Recipes for When You're Craving Greens

Last Updated July 24, 2017
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recipes for when you need to eat your greens

Craving something green? If you need to take a break from spinach and kale, try these -- dandelion greens, beet greens, carrot greens, mizuna, seaweed, and more.

Sesame Miso Tofu w/ Asian Greens

Sesame Miso Tofu w/ Asian Greens
This may look like a single recipe, but in fact it delivers tons of options that my family loves. I regularly make the marinated tofu to accompany rice and greens, to stuff into sandwiches, or simply...

Braised Dandelion Greens with Caramelized Figs and Onions in Red Wine

dandelion greens and figs
"This dish was inspired by a leftover half bottle of wine and a plethora of dandelions in my yard."

Garlic Scapes and Radish Greens Pesto

This pesto is perfect for any summer dish, but it's best tossed with tri-color pasta, served chilled. It's the perfect addition to any summer cookout. Recipe is a Jess Rice original.

Beet Greens & Roasted Beet With Sesame Dressing

Beet Greens & Roasted Beet With Sesame Dressing
A variety of beets add extra color to this quick dish that can be used as a salad or side dish. Quickly blanch the beet greens to brighten their color. Finish with a quick sauté in a hot pan.

Spicy Creamed Mustard Greens

This is a close relative to creamed spinach, but so much tastier. The red pepper flakes and pepper jack cheese complement the slight spiciness of the mustard greens. It’s the perfect dish to bring...

Ginger Glazed Carrots on Sautèed Carrot Greens

Ginger Glazed Carrots on Sautèed Carrot Greens
Using the carrot greens brings a burst of chlorophyll and an intense flavor to this dish that contrasts with the sweetness of the carrots, the heat of the ginger, and the zing of the wine.

Turnip Greens and Red Leaf Lettuce with Roasted Onions, Toasted Corn Kernels and Basil Vinaigrette

This salad from Pebble Brook Farm and Black Krim Tavern is all about textures and depth of favor. Each component contributes a different texture, from the crisp turnip greens and crunchy croutons to...

Mizuna Salad with Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower

You get a double dose of brassicas in this North African–inspired salad that calls for both mizuna and cauliflower. My husband loves mizuna, a mildly mustardy salad green, so we tend to eat a ton of...

Warm Kale and Tatsoi with Truffle Oil

Warm Kale and Tatsoi with Truffle Oil
Recipe Courtesy of Chef John Carminati, farm manager at Urban Oasis. John Carminati (chefonthefarm.com), a Le Cordon Blue-educated chef and the farm manager at Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm in Tampa...

Braised Collard Greens

Braised Collard Greens
We make this recipe by first smoking our onions in a smoker to enhance the flavor of the collard greens. If you don’t have access to a smoker you can simply caramelize the onions as explained below.
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