Braised Leeks and Mustard Greens

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Mustard greens, where have you been all my life?! The earthy, mild onion flavor of leeks combined with the spicy kick of mustard greens braised in a buttered broth makes for a simple and tasty side dish.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 leeks

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 cups washed, dried and chopped mustard greens

  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth, or as needed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Trim leeks so that about 1 1/2 inches of green leaves remain, and slice the leeks in half lengthwise. Separate leaves and pull the leeks apart to rinse away any dirt and sand in the layers, then chop leeks into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the leeks until they begin to separate and soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in mustard greens, and pour in enough chicken broth to just cover the bottom of the pan and prevent leeks from browning. Cook the leeks and mustard greens until the greens turn bright green and start to soften, another 2 to 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 30mg 152%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 264mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.