Ways To Serve Seasoned Greens

Posted on: 12 April 2022

You know that you need to add more greens to your diet but may not like the taste of them plain. Rather than giving up on them completely, consider bringing out their natural flavor with a multi-use greens seasoning. You may even be able to get your family to eat the nutritious produce after you enhance it. 

There is a wide range of greens, such as spinach, collard and mustard greens, kale, cabbage, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard, spring onions, and cabbage. While those are the most common types, more exotic-tasting greens include peppery arugula, bok choy, watercress, pea leaves, fiddlehead greens, and fenugreek. In some cases, just adding a handful of these flavorful greens can elevate the taste of your favorite recipe.

Greens are versatile because you can serve them for any meal, alongside a wide variety of other sides and main courses. They may also be turned into a main dish, especially if you're serving vegetarian and vegan family members or guests. You can also add protein to them to create a well-rounded entree. 

When you dress greens up with seasonings, they'll even be special event-worthy. Treat guests to the healthy-yet-flavorful greens for parties, holiday get-togethers, showers, and receptions. 

Here are some ways that you can serve seasoned greens: 

1. Sauteed in Salads 

Although salads are typically made with crisp, raw greens, sauteed greens will give them a surprisingly delicious twist. Start by cooking your favorite green, such as spinach and mustard or collard greens, in a saute pan with oil until they are tender. Sprinkle some of the seasoning blend, which may contain garlic powder, salt, ground black pepper, and smoked paprika, onto the cooked greens.

Place the greens onto a plate and top with any other ingredients you'd like, including grilled chicken, crispy bacon, or mushrooms. Drizzle your favorite salad dressing over the top. 

2. Side Dishes

Elevate any course with a steaming hot serving of seasoned greens. They're the perfect partner for almost any meat, including pot roast, spare ribs, steak, grilled fish or shrimp, barbeque chicken, or pork chops. Complement the duo with a carbohydrate, such as grits, rice, or noodles, for a well-rounded meal.

3. Omelettes 

Seasoned greens are ideal for breakfast when added to omelets.  As one idea, cook the omelet as you usually do, adding cheese and other veggies such as mushrooms and tomatoes. When it's finished, place the cooked greens in the middle and fold the omelette over them. You can also just add the seasoned greens to the side of an omelette, alongside hashbrowns, if you prefer. 

Check out a seasoning company like The WM. Doolittle LL Company for what seasoning blends are available.