Friday, October 12, 2012

Sweet Potato Greens Continued - Post 10

As I discussed earlier this week, sweet potato greens are new to me. They have been showing up in our CSA share each week since the beginning of September and I have been trying to vary what I do with them. I find it easy to get sick of some foods, unless I add variety. I am not the type of person to eat the same thing each week. I can only repeat foods so many times before I am ready to swear them off for a while. There are a couple of dishes that I think I could eat on a regular basis, but I do not test it because I would hate to get sick of my favorites. Every week is filled with new recipes and creations. I like to look forward to dinner each night and the variety helps keep dinner exciting. 

Back to the sweet potato greens.....while the green looks delicate, it has no trouble standing up to cooking. It also seems to last longer in the refrigerator that other greens. I am still not sure if that is because it is local and fresh picked. The leaf is sturdy, but not tough, and is a like a cross between spinach and kale. 

Since it was like kale, a thought came to me. What if I added it to my favorite raw kale salad that I shared during MoFo last year? It turns out that I had a good idea because the salad was just as delicious as when I make it with just kale. I might even say that the flavor was improved a bit.  The creaminess of the avocado and the smoothness of the sweet potato green really work together. 


As you can see, I did not get a good photo of the updated kale salad, so I am showing the picture from my MoFo post last year. 


Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

Caitlin said...

sweet potato greens sound delicious! anything that's a cross between my two favorite greens, spinach and kale, are alright in my book!

panda with cookie said...

I've never even heard of sweet potato greens. The things you learn during MoFo.

Kittee Bee Berns said...

I can and do repeat things over and over again! You'd hate it here!

VeggieAmanda said...

I'd love it if you made it- Kittee! I'm coming over! :-)

Nikki said...

I have never heard of sweet potato greens but they look awesome. That's the beauty of a CSA!

GiGi said...

Wow a spinach-kale hybrid. I'm in!

Dawn said...

I've never heard of anyone cooking sweet potato greens either. And when i was a kid, the neighbors grew sweet potatoes. Thanks for teaching me something new!

Mandee said...

I really wish I could find these there, I guess I should grow some sweet potatoes myself!

I do like to eat the same things over and over again but it's way more fun to make new things!