11 Dark Green Leafy Vegetable Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
According to the latest USDA nutritional guidelines, dark green vegetables should be a significant component of your vegetable intake. Collard greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, beet greens, spinach, chard, and kale are just a few of the dark green vegetables that are a rich in vitamins (K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins), minerals (like iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium), and phyto-nutrients. In order to maximize nutritional value and flavor, use these simple SparkRecipes.

Sauteed Garlic & Greens

Roasted Kale Chips

Stir-fried Kale with Slivered Carrots

Kale and Potato Hash

Spinach Burgers

World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Beet Greens cakes

Chef Meg's Creamy Green Enchiladas

WildfireWench's Stir-Fried Mustard Greens

Swiss Chard Italian Wraps

Spinach Brownies

For more suggestions read  “Getting Your Greens.”

What is your favorite dark leafy green recipe?

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KHALIA2 2/29/2020
Great Article! Thanks for sharing!!!!!! Report
Great article! Report
MUSICNUT 7/21/2019
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
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Interesting 🤔 Report
I will try some of these Report
I had never heard of spinach brownies before. Report
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Thanks for posting these recipes and article. Report
Thanks for these recipes. Have been wanting to try roasted kale since seeing Jacques Pepin prepare it on TV. Also, the spinach brownies (fritters really) sound good. Have been trying to perfect a similar recipe with rice, spinach and cheese, so will try this one. Same with the kale and potato hash. Sounds delish! Love Swiss chard in soup, sauteed with a little garlic and raisins, etc., spinach any way I can get it, so will definitely be trying these recipes. Report
Always looking for a good green smoothie.
Thanks Amber! Plus I will try some new recipes.
Greens in my country is cheap and fresh every day. Report
This is just what I needed. Going to green market and I needed recipes for chard and beet greens. Exciting! Report
i am crazy about fresh kale...1 bunch is always $.99 It is enough to make at least a couple meals. I stem it..rince it well and blanch it in hot water. Then it stays really well in the frig. I add it to a lot of things like soups...eggs... and with garlic and a little olive oil. I love it so much my friends would give me a hard time...seems to them I had kale for every meal. Report
I buy cabbage, but other fresh greens are just to expensive for me. I buy frozen spinach if I want to have it. I take advantage of eating salads when we go out to eat as I always go to a buffet with a large selection. The lunch buffet at the Chinese restaurant is $5.25 for Seniors so that is a good deal for eating out. Report
Love green smoothies
All of these recipes and no green smoothies? I have one daily. Greenmonstermovement.com has awesome recipes for green smoothies! Report
I will have to try some of these to get more dark leafy greens in my diet! Report
Green smoothies---all the way! I also love most greens with scrambled eggs Report