Wilted Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens are a type of vegetables that many of us do not know exactly what to do with.

Especially for those of us who didn’t grow up with this curly, kale-like, vegetable, it may be a bit daunting to take it on a journey that results in a yummy result.

Here is a recipe that is easy and quick to prepare.  Healthy, tasty and quick.  What more do you want?


  • 1 bunch Mustard Greens, stems and coarse ribs removed.
  • 1 large Garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper, or to taste


  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil.
  • Add the mustard greens and stir to make sure you submerge the greens.
  • Stir occasionally until the greens are wilted – approx. 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking (and to preserve the beautiful green color).
  • Drain the greens in a colander and press to squeeze out excess moisture.
  • Coarsely chop the greens.
  • Over medium low heat stir the garlic until softened, approx. 2 minutes.
  • Add the boiled greens, salt & pepper and cover.  Cook, stirring occasionally until heated through, approx. 5 minutes.

Just a word of caution: get the “large” bunch of Mustard Greens.  Once you wilt them, they reduce in volume to next-to-nothing.  Don’t be afraid you’ll be stuck with left overs.  You won’t.

Serves: 2


(Recipe by: Marieke, aka HRH Mommy)


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Published on: March 6, 2012 | Tags: , ,

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