A few minutes of judicious massaging will transform bitter mustard greens into a mellow, well-balanced salad spiked with hints of lemon, garlic and Parmesan.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012


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Instructions Checklist
  • Strip leaves from the stems (discard stems). Wash and dry the leaves. Tear the leaves into small pieces and place in a large bowl. Add Parmesan, oil, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce, anchovy (if using), pepper and salt. With clean hands, firmly massage and crush the greens to work in the flavoring. Stop when the volume of greens is reduced by about half. The greens should look a little darker and somewhat shiny. Taste and adjust seasoning with more Parmesan, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce and/or pepper, if desired.



People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

196.8 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 11.2g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 6.1g 24% DV; sugars 2.7g; fat 15.1g 23% DV; saturated fat 2.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 5.7mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 5711.5IU 114% DV; vitamin c 135.1mg 225% DV; folate 24.9mcg 6% DV; calcium 276.2mg 28% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 64.2mg 23% DV; potassium 752.7mg 21% DV; sodium 343.8mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 16% DV.

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I have been making this salad since 2012 and it s one of our favorites! I make it just as written but use the dressing sparingly. As you massage the greens it wilts down. Delicious and a regular in our kitchen. Now we grow our own curly mustard greens! Read More