This is our second week of pick up from a local CSA. I have a new task of finding different wants to cook chard, other greens, and use up a lot of lettuce and cabbage. I can easily use the radishes, scallions, spinach we get. They are very versatile. It is those dang greens! Maybe a veggie lasagna.
I tried this recipe today (from the farm recipe page).
Greens and Chickpeas aka “Cowboy Beans”
One bunch greens- kale, collards, or spinach (If using kale or collards, chop into small pieces and boil.) 5 T. ketchup 1 chopped onion 1 clove of garlic 1 can chickpeas.
In a frying pan sauté one onion chopped and a clove of garlic. Add about 1/2 c. ketchup and a little bit of cider vinegar. Cook that down a little, you may need to add some water later. Add the greens and the drained, rinsed can of chickpeas. Let the flavors blend together. Keep an eye on the amount of liquid. I need to add water sometimes to keep the mixture damp. My daycare kids used to call these cowboy beans. The original recipe had you make your own ketchup from tomato paste and vinegar - feel free, I’m too lazy.
The kids only wanted to eat the "sweet beans that tasted like french fries and catchup" and left the greens. And yes, I tried the, "Popeye likes greens" trick. They have eaten greens cooked the southern way, so I know they will. I'll just keep trying.