Again with the simple

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.

3 responses to “Again with the simple”

  1. Looks delicious

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