The Accidental Locavore Recipe for Turnip Greens With Sausage

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch turnip greens, washed and stemmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 links andouille sausage, sliced into 1/2" disks
  • Salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon each)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

accidental_locavore_turnip_greens_with_andouille.jpgThe Accidental Locavore loves turnip greens! Who knew? They were in my first farm box of the season and they were delicious. How did they get so good? Well, fresh from the farm is always good and for once, no bacon was used in the making of this dish. Not to worry, pork products still made an appearance in the form of andouille from Uphill Farm near us upstate (also at the Union Square Greenmarket). To prep the greens, stem them like spinach and soak in cold water to get rid of the sand, rinse and let dry. This is an easy dish and will serve 2 as a main course. Feel free to substitute any sausage you like, Italian would work fine.

Directions

In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil, add the andouille sausage. Sauté for about 8-10 minutes until the sausage is cooked through. When the andouille is done, toss in the turnip greens. To the greens, add the salt & pepper and the lemon juice. When the greens are softened, about another 10 minutes, they're done.Accidental Locavore Turnip Greens

Southerners might be shocked at the short cooking time, however I thought they were great. The turnip greens tasted a lot like another favorite, broccoli rabe with the andouille giving them a nice flavor combination of smoke with a little heat. Looking at the sausage and greens in the pan, I had a momentary wish that my stove wasn't so slow at boiling water for a pot of water for pasta. If you want to toss the turnip greens and sausage with pasta, orecchiette is the traditional version and that way you can feed four with one bunch of greens.

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Nutrition

Calories per serving:

33 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

2%

Servings:

33
  • Fat 93g 143%
  • Carbs 26g 9%
  • Saturated 29g 143%
  • Fiber 8g 32%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 43g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 41g 82%
  • Cholesterol 158mg 53%
  • Sodium 3,444mg 144%
  • Calcium 278mg 28%
  • Magnesium 408mg 102%
  • Potassium 2,258mg 65%
  • Iron 11mg 59%
  • Zinc 5mg 34%
  • Phosphorus 543mg 78%
  • Vitamin A 1,422µg 158%
  • Vitamin C 141mg 236%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 47%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 41%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 49%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 45%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 72µg 18%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 26%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 55%
  • Vitamin K 3,773µg 4,716%
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