• 4servings

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsLipids, Cellulose
VitaminsA, C
MineralsNatrium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Spicy Lemon Cumin Oil

  2. 1/2 cup 118ml Olive oil

  3. Zest of 1 lemon

  4. 3/4 teaspoon 3.8ml Cumin seeds

  5. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Crushed red pepper flakes

  6. Greens

  7. 1 lb 454g / 16oz Mixed leafy greens

  8. Salt - as needed

  9. 1 tablespoon 15ml Olive oil

  10. 1 Garlic clove - peeled

  11. 1/4 cup 59ml Spicy Lemon-Cumin Oil - (listed above)

  12. 1 tablespoon 15ml Toasted pine nuts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Spicy Lemon-Cumin Oil: Warm the olive oil, lemon zest, cumin seeds and crushed red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over low heat until the lemon zest curls and sizzles, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep at least 1 hour.

  2. Strain the oil. Use one-fourth cup in this recipe, saving the remaining oil for another use. It will keep, refrigerated in a tightly covered jar, for 2 to 3 days.

  3. Greens: Blanch the greens, one variety at a time, in rapidly boiling generously salted water until they are tender and bright green, 2 to 7 minutes, depending on the variety. When all of the greens have been blanched, combine them into one mass. Allow to cool enough to handle, then pick up a large clump and squeeze it in your hand to wring out as much liquid as you can. Chop the greens finely.

  4. Warm the olive oil and the garlic clove in a large skillet over medium-low heat until the garlic becomes fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the greens and cook, stirring, until no more liquid remains in the skillet, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Add the lemon-cumin oil 1 tablespoon at a time and cook, stirring, until each tablespoon is completely absorbed. Continue cooking until the greens are very soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the toasted pine nuts and continue cooking 5 more minutes. Season to taste with salt, discard the garlic clove and serve immediately.

  6. This recipe yields 4 servings.

  7. Each serving: 200 calories ; 4 grams protein; 8 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams fiber; 18 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 83 mg. sodium.


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