Great Greens Stirfry

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

This recipe will condense 1 cubic foot of greens (all the greens in a CSA pickup) into a large bowl, where they can be used as a side dish for 3-4 days easily. You can use a deep nonstick pan or a wok to create a show-stopping stir-fry.

 Greens Stirfry Directions

1. Divide greens into two or three groups by how tough/delicate they are. Set any cilantro aside.

2. Clean greens, then cut into 1″ strips, into the two or three bowls.

3. Cut up 1/2 to 1 onion, and some garlic or use a chili garlic sauce, and any mild or hot peppers.

4. Preheat pan, adding oil just before adding the onion-garlic-pepper mix, then adding the toughest greens. Stir for 1 minute as it reduces in size, then add the next toughest greens, and repeat. Finally, add cilantro and if you like, five spice powder and/or stir fry sauce (see below). Take off heat while greens still have some pride left and are not all withered and soft.

Basic Stir-Fry Sauce

Designed to enhance Chinese-style stir-fried vegetables, this sauce is gingery, garlicky and thickened just enough to give each vegetable a delicious, deeply flavored coating.

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 Tbs. grated ginger
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs. sugar or honey
  • 1 Tbs.cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs dry sherry or Chinese rice wine
  • 3Tbs. cornstarch or arrowroot

1. Combine all ingredients except cornstarch in a small bowl.

2. Place the cornstarch in a separate bowl and whisk in the liquid.

3. Add to the hot vegetables while heat is still hot. Within 3 minutes, the sauce will bubble, thicken and coat all of the veggies.

4. Serve over rice or noodles.

Mollie’s Special Sauce

  • ½ cup orange juice or pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 Tbs. honey
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch

Prepare as directed above. Add this sauce to the wokful of vegetables about 2/3 way through the cooking process. Stir the sauce from the bottom constantly so the sauce coats the veggies evenly.

Sauce recipes adapted from Moosewood Cookbook and Enchanted Broccoli Forest, both by Mollie Katzen

Greens Stirfry

See more recipes


Veggies in this recipe