June 9, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods
Nut, oil and vinegar free recipe! All you need for this yummy salad is the ingredients, a good knife and a blender. Depending on how ripe your mango is you might not even need a blender but a fork to mash it up ;-)! Just an idea for those who are traveling in a car or something of the sorts.
I bought these mustard greens at my local Farmer’s Market. The leaves are much smaller than the mustard greens I see at large grocery stores like Whole Foods. I found these baby leaves extra peppery, the texture was far more pleasing and easier to chew on too. I love the bitter pepper taste of Mustard Greens and am truly in love with these greens with mango now. The two together work so nicely, the heat isn’t killed but the sweetness has a slight playful taming of the pepper-like taste in mustard greens.
Even with these local mustard greens I still pulled out the large stem/vein from the middle. This section is extremely difficult to eat and digest raw, please save this for juicing!
Mustard Greens with Mango Curry Dressing Recipe
Mustard Greens, stem removed and ripped (I used around 8 stems personally)
6 or so slices of mango for some fun texture, look and mouth feel
1 cup mango diced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
A dash of curry
A dash of cumin
Blend until smooth, pour over greens, massage and enjoy!
I had this with a fresh glass of lemon water on the deck with chop sticks and was completely in love. I can see me eating this salad on a fairly regular basis, may be some days with no spices just the mango blended up! The mustard greens and mango already have such a full flavor.
Mustard greens, collards and kale all help excrete bile from the body (yay detox), aiding in digestion and even lowering one’s cholesterol. Glucosinolate studies show that mustard greens are second place to brussel sprouts in their total level of glucosinolate levels. Gluconsinolate are in all cruciferious greens (kale, collards, etc) they are phytonutrients that can be converted into isothiocyanates (ITCs) that have cancer-preventive properties. Mustard Greens are have high levels of; Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese and Fiber.
Mustard greens are a wonderful anti-inflammatory which almost all of us struggle with at times.
If raw kale and raw brussel sprouts are difficult for you to digest, no fear, mustard greens are typically much easier to breakdown.
If you are not familiar with mustard greens, they sound like they might not be your “thing” or so on go ahead and try just a little piece of one at the grocery store. You might surprise yourself, with the right dressing and preparation you might find yourself pleased.
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