5 ideas on how to include greens in your weekly menu

Okay, maybe its outside is not really the most beautiful, but its inside is even tastier: an earthy scent drawn from nuts and a strong scent. So much so that many consider it a favorite winter vegetable. How can it be otherwise, when it is so versatile: we can boil it, turn it into (cream soup) or a delicious puree, we can even bake it whole or sliced, we can fry it like chips, we can we eat raw. , one, two, three and crunchy, liquid salads is on the table.

Cream soup

For 4 people

  • 100 g of bacon
  • teaspoon butter
  • olive oil
  • larger onions
  • Laurel leaves
  • tuberous green thyme
  • 100 ml whipped cream

Heat some olive oil in the shrimp and fry the bacon pieces to make them crispy. Transfer to a plate. Pour butter into the same shrimp, add minced onion, bay leaf and a pinch of thyme, cook until onion is softened. Meanwhile, clean and peel the greens, cut them into pieces and add them to the shrimp. Cook for two minutes, then add 800 ml of water or broth base and simmer for 10 minutes to soften the vegetables. Pour the cream, bring to a boil, remove the bay leaf and mix with a stick mixer until homogeneous.

Divide into plates and sprinkle with bacon. (Photo: Bartosz Luczak / Getty Images)

Grated vegetables

For 4 people

  • 420 ml whipped cream
  • 350 ml of milk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • spoons of minced rosemary
  • spoons of mustard
  • 500 g of greens
  • 500 g potatoes

Pour the milk and cream into the shrimp, add the sliced ​​rosemary and garlic and bring to the boil. Let’s push it. Meanwhile peel the potatoes and greens and cut into thin slices; should have the same thickness. Pour a little juice into the pan, put a layer of celery, salt and pepper, pour a little juice, put a layer of potatoes, arrange and continue with layers, finish with potatoes. Pour the remaining liquid and cook for an hour and a quarter to soften the vegetables (check this with a knife) and cook until golden. Let stand in the oven for five minutes before serving.


For 4 people

  • 4 medium parsley
  • smaller tuberous green
  • medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 egg whites
  • 200 gr flour
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • a little parsley
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • salt, pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs

Peel and grate the vegetables and squeeze well to squeeze out the excess liquid. Then mix in the flour, chopped parsley and chickpeas, beaten egg whites and salt to combine all. Form into eight halves. In a large skillet, heat a little olive oil and fry, 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy. We do not overcook the pans. Heat the water in a saucepan and fry the eggs for about three minutes, the yolks should remain liquid. Remove with a whisk and drain on a paper towel. Serve with frying pan.

Serve the fry with boiled eggs. (Photo: Bartosz Luczak / Getty Images)

Quick salad

For 4 people

  • 500 g celery tuberose
  • a little pickled
  • 2 lemons
  • 6 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • spoons of mustard
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt, pepper

Peel a squash, grate it and slice it into thin slices. We put it in a container, pour a deciliter of cold water and the juice of a lemon so that it does not darken. Mix well. In a bowl, mix the topping: mayonnaise, mustard, half lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Cut the cucumbers into small sticks, drain the greens, add the cucumbers and top, stir and leave for about half an hour before serving. If you want a little color in the salad, you can add sliced ​​carrots and dill.

Salmon with mashed potatoes

For 2 people

  • 250 g of vegetables
  • 250 g potatoes
  • handful of yarn beans (frozen)
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • half orange
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 25 g soft cream cheese

Peel a squash, grate it and chop it in half. Cook for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cook even tighter beans in the same pan for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees. In a bowl mix the bread crumbs, a tablespoon of orange juice and a half tablespoon of mustard. Lay a baking tray with parchment paper, place the fish on top, sprinkle with the rest of the orange juice and coat with the mass. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Drain the vegetables, add the rest of the mustard and sr cream and mash into a puree. Serve with fish and beans.

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