I'm a recent convert to Cavolo Nero - as a child I hated my greens, so the gnarly, dark green-ness of this leaf caused me some trepidation. However, in the spirit of experimentation and because a bag of leaves were on spesh at the supermarket - I've been eating more of it.
So I flung together a super quick one pot dish with spiralised sweet potatoe and starring the lovely greens. It was delicious. So I'm sharing it with you.
I added some left over salmon - but you can keep it veggie with some feta or griddled Haloumi - so good,
Ingredients - here's what I had - you can wing it with different seeds, greens etc.
This served one hungry' poorly chicken.
1/2 good sized sweet patootie - spiralised (if you haven't got one you could create a fine julienne or use a potatoe peeler and peel the whole thing - you can chop your shavings in half length ways if you have the time... But I say get a spiraliser - they ROCK)!
Big handful of Cavolo Nero chopped
6 cured black olives halved
Small handful of cashews toasted
Handful pumpkin seeds toasted
Pesto & Greek yoghurt mixed (I mix 1 tspn pesto to 3 tspns Greek yoghurt)
Smoked salmon slices
I did it like a dude.
Melt a chunky spoon ful of coconut oil in a big, high sided pan.
Add the sweet potatoe and cook gently in the meantime toast our nuts and seeds - keep an eye on them.
If the sweet potatoe sticks a little - just add some water from the kettle - just a smidge. You can do this more than once.
After five mins add the greens and the olives and cook with the lid on until the greens are tender.
About another five mins - this really depends on how you like your veggies cooked. I wanted my potatoe soft and my greens well cooked.
Turn out your potatoe and greens mixture into a big plate and stir in the pesto and yoghurt mixture.
Add the toasted nuts and seeds
Top with salmon.
Ay Voylar - thass frensh!
You could add a hit of chilli or a squirt of lemon to lift this dish up to spectacleere - but I wasn't messing and sometimes too many ingredients can spoil your tea - so I took no chances.
I didn't take a pic - but it looks like autumn on a plate.