Peanut Butter Greens

A great way to use all the greens piling up in your fridge!

Peanut Butter Greens

  • Servings: 1 as a meal with rice, 2-3 as a side
  • Difficulty: easy
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from our friends at Mustard Seed Community Farm

This recipe can be used with most any cookable green: kale, collards, bak choi, beet greens, turnip greens, radish greens, spinach, etc. Don’t hesitate to leave the stems in for a nice crunch! The recipe is easily multiplied to use more greens, and they cook down, so it won’t result in an overwhelming amount of food.


2 Tablespoons oil
1/4 onion or one green onion: chop finely
1 clove garlic (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder, or 1/2 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/3 pound (2 to 3 cups) greens, torn or chopped into bite sized pieces
1 pinch salt
1 to 2 Tablespoons peanut butter


Fry onion in oil on medium heat, 5 minutes. Add garlic and fresh ginger (if using) about halfway through, or the powdered ginger at the end of 5 minutes. Add the greens and a pinch of salt, reducing the flame somewhat, and covering the pan to steam the greens. Leave covered for 5-10 minutes. Add peanut butter, and stir to mix thoroughly. Stir til all the greens are limp, adding more peanut butter or salt to taste. Serve warm.