Mixed Greens & Herbs With Cumin Recipe

Step 1

MAKE A MIXTURE OF GREENS TO SUIT your taste. Cut away the stems and stalks and wash the leaves. Set the greens in a steamer, with the tougher greens on the bottom. Cover and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Or, cook each type of green separately in boiling, salted water, until done. Let cool a few minutes in a colander, then squeeze out the extra liquid and chop roughly. Pound the garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a mortar until finely broken down, then add the parsley and cilantro and continue working until you have a rough paste. Or, combine the garlic, salt and herbs in a food processor and work until everything is fine. You may need to add a little olive oil. Warm the olive oil with the paprika and cumin. When it begins to smell good, add the herb paste and mix the 2 together. Next add the greens and cook everything together for a minute or so until any excess moisture has evaporated. Taste and season with salt, if necessary. Pile into a serving dish and garnish with the wedges of lemon.


Things You'll Need

  • 12c Mixed greens; such as
  • - Mustard, Arugula,
  • - Watercress, Dandelion,
  • - Kale, Spinach, Chard,
  • - Escarole or others
  • 4lg Garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • 2lg Handfuls Italian parsley
  • -(leaves), chopped finely
  • 1 Handfuls cilantro leaves,
  • - (or more), chopped finely
  • 3tb Fruity olive oil
  • 2ts Paprika
  • 2ts Ground cumin
  • 1 Lemon; cut in wedges

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