Mustard greens are some of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. This does not really come as a shock because it is a member of the cruciferous or brassica family of vegetables which are revered for their ability to detoxify the body and lower a person’s risk of developing deadly cancer.
Unfortunately, most of the vegetables in the cruciferous or brassica family have a bitter taste to them, and mustard greens are included. This is why they are some of the most hated leafy greens out there!
If you cannot stand the taste of mustard greens but you are frustrated that you are missing out on some of the amazing health benefits that they bring, you’re in luck. That’s because below you will find a very simple recipe for whipping up mustard green chips that are crispy and unforgettably delicious.
But before we take a look at that recipe, let’s first check out the benefits that mustard greens offer:
Mustard greens neutralize toxins present in the liver and bloodstream
They’re capable of lowering both blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels
As a result, mustard greens help lower one’s risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke
They help build bones because their vitamin K content helps calcium do its job
Vitamin K in mustard greens also helps promote proper blood clotting
Mustard greens promote healthy eyes, courtesy of their vitamin A content
They’re also rich in immune-boosting and collagen-forming vitamin C
Being high in fiber, mustard greens help keep constipation at bay
Mustard greens are also loaded with antioxidants that help fight off cancer
Impressive, aren’t they? And that’s why you will surely appreciate the recipe below because it enables you to enjoy mustard greens even though you are not particularly fond of their bitter taste. To get rid of their characteristic taste that many cannot stand, we will take advantage of the taste of garlic!
Here’s the super simple recipe:
1 medium-sized head of mustard greens
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
-Preheat oven to 200°C which is equivalent to 400°F.
-Thoroughly wash mustard greens under running water. Shake off excess water.
-Slice off the thick stems and start tearing mustard greens into your preferred size pieces.
-Place them in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle a tablespoon of freshly-squeezed lemon juice.
-Also sprinkle 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
-Stir very well until all of the pieces of mustard greens are covered.
-While still stirring, sprinkle garlic salt.
-Grab a large baking sheet.
-Neatly arrange mustard green leaves on it, making sure that they form a single layer only.
-Bake for about half an hour or until lightly browned and crispy.
-Place the baking sheet on a wire rack once cooked to let them to cool for a while.
-Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!
See how easy it is to make garlic mustard green chips? The next time you make another batch of these yummy and nutritious chips, feel free to experiment with some herbs or spices that you like, from rosemary to paprika!
Kindly repost this recipe to let your family and friends know how they can easily fall in love with mustard greens!