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Again with the simple

June 6, 2007

We made this for dinner a few nights ago…crunchy mustard greens with whole wheat pasta and a side of chickpeas. I love how simple the pasta is…it’s really just a showcase for those flavorful greens. Justin ate a fair amount of this; he’s really coming around to greens. He hasn’t turned them down in quite a while.

I just have to tell you guys that I have 21 mosquito bites on my lower legs. Twenty one!!! And that’s just my lower legs. Most of them I got while standing outside for about 10 minutes last night. So now I’m stuck trying not to scratch any of them, and I’m not doing a very good job at it. Doht! I just scratched one.

Since I seem to be fairly wordless tonight, I think I’ll move right on to the recipe.

Whole Wheat Pasta with Mustard Greens

  • 8 ounces whole wheat pasta (shells, penne, whatever)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound mustard greens, chopped
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat butter over medium heat; add mustard greens and lemon zest and cook, stirring until the greens wilt, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan.

Makes 4 servings.

Adapted from Fresh Food Fast by Peter Berley.

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3 Discussion to this post
  1. Zelia says:

    Looks delicious

  2. connie says:

    oh you poor itchy soul! 21?! man. ick.

    but on the plus side dinner looks great. if only you can take a break from trying hard not to itch to enjoy it!

  3. kickpleat says:

    ooh, i’ve never had mustard greens. i’ll have to try to find some cuz that recipe looks perfect.

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