Favorite green veggies?

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2013-04-16 23:26:11 -0500
Started 2013-03-15 21:14:44 -0500

With St. Patrick's Day coming up in a few days I have been thinking of all things green and trying to come up with good St. Patrick's Day themed dinner ideas using lots of vegetables.

What are your favorite green vegetables and how do you like to prepare them?

50 replies

Tony5657 2013-03-22 09:39:52 -0500 Report

Here's another GREEN that I forgot in my previous posting, beet greens, the tops of beets. To me, they are fine in a salad, but many just boil & eat them alone. NO, you don't have to eat them alone, by yourself, like when I eat sardines (the fishy smell grosses my wife out). Sometimes I don't like the English language - you can understand it so many ways.

Thanks to all who have contributed to this discussion. I'm not much of a chef and need all the help I can get.

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX (often with sardine breath!) LOL

Miss_Teal 2013-03-19 15:44:21 -0500 Report

love allll veggies except Okra yuck-o

flipmom 2013-03-20 00:14:55 -0500 Report

okra are considered fruit .. fun trivia…LOL

Miss_Teal 2013-03-20 13:16:35 -0500 Report

considered fruit? again yuck-o My aunt use to force me to eat it as a kid

flipmom 2013-03-20 21:09:14 -0500 Report

my kids love their veggies, including okra! mind you i shop at the asian market so they have tried all kids of weird veggies, but would never force them to eat anything they dont like. all i ask is for them to try it and they love it 100 % of the time. my biggest challenge was brussel sprout. since i didnt like it before, i was thinking the kids wont like it either, but i was so surprised that they liked it. and i liked it as well for my second try! LOL!

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2013-03-18 12:24:36 -0500 Report

Thanks for all the great ideas!!! I didn't realize there were so many green vegetables and so many ways to prepare them.

granniesophie 2013-03-18 11:20:52 -0500 Report

Brussels Sprouts! Cooked and served with a little dab of real butter!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-03-18 12:05:26 -0500 Report

I am sorry, but anyone that loves BS needs to be removed from this site!

granniesophie 2013-03-18 12:13:01 -0500 Report

So kick me off the site-I can't help it, I LIKE the little green cabbages!!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-03-18 12:25:28 -0500 Report

I guess you don't know there is a $10000 fine, cash, small bills, sent to me if you get kicked off! Actually I have come to tolerate them, but cover thise suckers in butter!

granniesophie 2013-03-18 12:56:05 -0500 Report

I lost count of all those zero's! Unless you forgot the decimal point somewhere??!! In any case, you'll have to wait until I win the Powerball!!

Try crumbling up a little cooked bacon when you cook them. EVERYTHING tastes better with bacon!!!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-03-18 13:29:57 -0500 Report

5 zero's, then the decimal point! Yea, bacon. I wonder how many people would like crab and lobster as much if there was no melted butter. Or shrimp without cocktail sauce.

Gwen214 2013-03-18 16:40:47 -0500 Report

I grew up eating seafood. Our family didn't use butter for shrimp or lobster. I'm Filipino, i can eat it cooked with or without sauce..I don't like that cocktail sauce…eww

KellyJo76 2013-03-17 13:03:37 -0500 Report

Roasted asparagus is my fav. Drizzle with olive oil and put in the oven at 400 for 10 minutes.

GabbyPA 2013-03-17 10:26:27 -0500 Report

I love steamed broccoli. I like green beans straight out of the garden. I grow some of the most spicy flavorful lettuces. Even brusselsprouts have a niche in my heart when roasted in the oven with some olive oil and seasonings. I love green veggies, nearly all of them.

Today of course traditionally belongs to the green cabbage and I like that one, too. Steamed until tender with some cream, butter salt and pepper.

Phillb80 2013-03-17 10:15:33 -0500 Report

Green beans, boil until non squeaky when bitten, drain water, add half cup chicken stock cover for 5 mins, add quarter cup Parmesan cheese, stir in and serve

Tony5657 2013-03-17 08:42:33 -0500 Report

AND for salad dressing (for raw salads), I don't use the milky colored stuff, like Ranch, that has lots of soybean oil in it, which is not healthy. I prefer a vinegar base "whatever." Can someone recommend a recipe or a brand name healthy "dressing" (or whatever it's called)?

Sorry, I don't get out much. (I grew up in a family owned grocery store and as a result, I avoid going to them, just like I avoid working on a hot metal roof when it's 100+ degrees = a bun warmer for sure.) LOL

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX doing GREEN thingys today :o)

lneider 2013-03-18 09:39:55 -0500 Report

tony you can google homemade diabetic friendly salad dressing Linda

Tony5657 2013-03-18 15:43:29 -0500 Report

Linda, I went to the "Recipes" section on this site and have decided on apple cider vinegar for my salads. Lots of info there. Gabby has a recipe to make it from scratch but I'll just buy some. OR I just might raid Gabby's house some dark night and … probably get shot. :o(

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX

Samm317 2013-03-16 09:32:17 -0500 Report

I love spinach, sauteed with a little olive oil, fresh garlic, salt and pepper. and asparagus! also sauteed with olive oil, s&p, and sprinkled with some lemon juice at the end!

Tony5657 2013-03-16 06:19:16 -0500 Report

My favorite green? Paper MONEY! LOL (It's a bit chewy though)

Seriously, GREEN romaine lettuce. I make huge salads using the romaine as the base, then GREEN bell peppers, onions with GREEN tops, GREEN cilantro, GREEN celery, GREEN kale, raw GREEN beans & many other veggies like tomatoes, carrots, & whatever else I find lurking in the dark corners of my frig. - just so it's not moving. :o) Top it off with a cup of GREEN tea!

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX

Tony5657 2013-03-16 10:14:08 -0500 Report

Whoops! I forgot to list raw GREEN spinach in my salad recipe. Thanks Samm317.

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX, now 1 year older than I was yesterday - My age? Where's that %$#@ calculator? 2013 minus 1944 = 69? Woah!!!

Jazzie Marie
Jazzie Marie 2013-03-17 14:21:40 -0500 Report

Yeah, New Braunfels!!!! My mom's family all from there. That's where we "summered" each year. We like our asparagus lightly coated with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and a lite sprinkling of kosher salt roasted in 400degree oven for 20 min.

Tony5657 2013-03-18 15:55:43 -0500 Report

Well Jazzie Marie … small world,
You need to "summer" here again. We live 3 blocks from Schlitterbahn Water Park & 6 blocks from Hinmann Island Park where the beautiful spring fed Comal River flows. That's where I do my early morning walk before the sun comes up. Usually there are no people out that early so I talk to the animals - geese, ducks, deer & a skunk or two. The geese actually talk back to me using odd little geese words. LOL Maybe they're just cussin' me out? Ya think? :o)

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX (named in 1845 by immigrants from Braunfels, Germany)

Gwen214 2013-03-16 01:15:09 -0500 Report

Green beans stir fry in olive oil, salt and pepper

tabby9146 2013-03-16 12:04:29 -0500 Report

I love that too! liike to also roast fresh green beans with other veggies in the oven, after tossing them in a healthier oil and some cracked black pepper, when they come out, put some Mrs. Dash on them

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