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Easy Spicy Kale & Mustard Greens

3 cups kale (1 bunch)

3 cups mustard greens (1 bunch)

1 tsp olive oil or 1 tsp butter

¼ tsp cumin seed

¼ tsp mustard seeds

¾ tsp salt

¼ tsp green chili pepper

1 tsp garlic (minced or crushed)

1 lime wedge

4 tsp water

Cut the middle stem out of each leaf. Rinse the leaves thoroughly. Cut the greens into strips that are about 1 x 4 inches. Add 4 tsp of water to a 2 quart pot. Bring to boil on medium heat. Add the kale first, then the mustard greens pour ¼ tsp into the greens and cover tightly with lid. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the greens are wilted and tender. When the greens are done cooking, they should be dark green. Keep the lid on the pot and set aside.


In a small saucepan heat 1 tsp oil or butter until almost smoking at medium high heat. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. They will pop and sizzle. turn heat to medium. Add green chili pepper and crushed garlic and fry until lightly browned. Optional: add 1/8 teaspoon red chili pepper. Pour mixture over greens. Add remaining salt (1/2 tsp) to taste. Serve with a dash of lime juice (brings out the flavor of the greens).

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