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Mixed Greens

Mixed Greens

Do you ever struggle to get your daily dose of greens? Well, this next recipe will help you deal with this oh, so common dilemma. We made a delicious mixed green dish that is simple, easy to make, incredibly delicious, and a dinner staple at my house. 

There are many kinds of green veggie options out there. But to be honest, this is one of those vegetables a lot of people, myself included, have a hard time adding to their diet. 

I have to get creative to mix things up a bit and make it interesting. Otherwise, I find myself overdoing the spinach a bit too much. Or cooking kale every single day until my family pleads for a break. I don't blame them!

mixed greens ingredients

This recipe is a good way to switch things up a bit and get a good variety of mixed greens in your belly all at once. Is super versatile and non-restrictive so don't feel you have to use the same green veggies I did. 

I like using what's in season or whatever I have at home. This time I used two kinds of broccoli, some green beans, and snow peas. But the possibilities are endless and you really can't go wrong with this one. 

I wanted to keep things as simple as possible. This recipe is meant to be a quick meal that you can easily put together. So, to season the veggies and add a ton of flavour we are using only two ingredients: hoisin sauce and soy sauce. 

chopped snow peas and beans

Before throwing the mixed greens in the pan we want to quickly stir fry ginger, onion, and garlic for about 3 minutes until fragrant. This is a great way to add a bit of extra flavour to your veggies. 

Once you get all the amazing aromas invading your kitchen, you'll know it is time for the green veggies to go in. Add the beans, snow peas and broccoli first and let it cook for about 3 minutes. Then add the Chinese broccoli and the water and stir it occasionally. 

We don't want to overcook the vegetables. So make sure you keep a close eye on them, otherwise you will end up with soggy veggies. Once you've added the seasoning let it simmer for a bit just until the Chinese broccoli stems start to soften. 

chinese broccoli in a skillet

You are pretty much done! As a final touch, I like to sprinkle the mixed greens with toasted cashew nuts. It's a nice little surprise to have those tasty crunchy bits while you are eating your veggies. 

The best way to enjoy this delicious dish is to serve it alongside a portion of brown rice. Your belly will be full for longer and you'll be packing in a lot of good nutrients. And the great thing about rice is that you can make it ahead of time and save yourself a bit of extra time. 

There you have it, a delicious and easy way to get your daily greens the easiest way possible! 

mixed greens in a bowl

Ingredients
11
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Dinner, Lunch
Serves: 4
Allergens: Soy

Ingredients

For the mixed greens

  • 1 lb chinese broccoli (chopped)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets (unthaw)
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 cup green beans (cleaned and chopped)
  • 1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup snow peas (cleaned and cut in half)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

For the nuts

  • ½ cup cashew nuts (toasted)

For the seasoning

  • 2 tbsps hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsps light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps water

For the rice

  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • 3 cups water

Directions

  1. Cook the rice until soft for about 20-30 minutes in water.
  2. Heat up the oil in a wok or a large skillet, stir fry ginger, onion and garlic for about 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the beans, snow peas and broccoli and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes, add the Chinese broccoli and the water and stir occasionally.
  4. Add the seasoning, stir fry until the Chinese broccoli starts to wilt and the stalks starting to soften.
  5. Sprinkle the mixed greens with the toasted cashew nuts and serve with rice, enjoy!

Notes

    

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