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Greens Swimming in Peanut Sauce

The other day I looked into my fridge and was completely stumped at what to make. I was exhausted from working all day and really just needed a break. Unfortunately I was hungry and I happen to be one of those people that gets really cranky if they get too hungry. Knowing this about myself, I knew I didn’t have time to fret about what to make. It had to be quick and easy. I needed something flavorful and unusual.. but nothing that was even remotely difficult.

You’ll enjoy this dish if you like peanuts or peanut butter. The peanut sauce give this dish a distinctive asian flavor without all the effort that normally goes into making an asian curry. It’s straight forward and a perfect way to get some tasty nutritious greens into your dinner.

Enjoy!

Greens Swimming in Peanut Sauce

Makes: 4-6 servings
Ready in: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of collard greens (about 1 – 2 pounds of any greens would work really)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (chunky or creamy — I used creamy here)
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • about 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

1. Wash the collard greens. Chop the entire leaf in bite sized pieces. I like to separate the stem from the leaf only portions so that I can cook the thicker parts longer.

2. Chop the carrots into circular pieces.

3. Chop the onions.

4. On medium-high heat, heat the olive oil in a pan. Once the oil is warmed up (a little runny and thin) add the onions. Cook till they are translucent; about 3 – 5 minutes.

5. Add the ground cumin and coriander. Saute for another minute.

6. Add the carrots and the thick portions of the collard greens. Allow them to cook for about 2 – 3 minutes.

7. Add the peanut butter and water. Mix till the peanut butter is well blended in the water. Bring the water to a boil on high heat then reduce to medium-low. Cover and cook till the carrots are just tender; about 3 – 5 minutes.

8. Add the remaining leafy portion of the greens. Stir till the leaves wilt. Add salt to taste – remember your peanut butter might be salted already. Serve hot!

This recipe has been linked at: Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Two For Tuesdays,Delicious Dishes,Gluten Free Wednesdays

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9 Responses to Greens Swimming in Peanut Sauce

  1. girlichef says:

    This sounds amazing! Greens are good anyhoo…but add a little peanut sauce and swoon! Delish…thanks so much for sharing it w/ t4t this week.

  2. Christy says:

    I love peanut sauces – they just have something that I love! I haven’t ever had one on greens – I will trying this! thanks for linking to Two for Tues.

  3. Looks fantastic
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz

  4. This is another great real food recipe for Two for Tuesday. I’m laughing because I take that searching look into the fridge all the time. Any dish that had greens would be on my short list for quick and tasty!

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  7. jayu says:

    Just Superb taste of Collard greens and Peanutsauce! Loved it, It was so good that I decided to have it for Lunch instead of dinner. Thank you for this mouthwatering dish.

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