Garlicky Potatoes with Greens & Olives

December 7th, 2012 1:52 pm by Kelly Garbato

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A few months back, I won a copy of Nava Atlas’s latest cookbook, Wild About Greens, from The Recipe Renovator (thanks again, Stephanie!) – along with a ginormous shipment of fresh greens from Cut N Clean Greens.

The greens – a generous assortment of kale, spinach, beet greens, and escarole – arrived earlier this week; cue: the mad rush to consume them all while they’re still fresh. In addition to copious amounts of salad, I’m hoping to try a few recipes from Wild About Greens. (Which is, after all, what they’re meant for!)

The first recipe to catch my eye contains (surprise!) both garlic and potatoes: namely, the Garlicky Potatoes with Greens & Olives. (In which the greens are kale and the olives, kalamata.)


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These taters taste even better than they look, y’all! Since they’re cooked in oil, I half expected them to be firm and golden brown, like the fried potatoes from yesterday’s omelet. Instead, they’re more of a cross between baked and mashed potatoes – which makes sense, seeing as you microwave ’em first. The lemon and kalamata olives really complement the garlic and basil, though sadly I didn’t have too many olives to work with. (Seriously, there were only six olives left in the jar. Pitiful! Shane let me have them all, so that was cool.) The kale stays fairly crispy, which I like, but I only used half the recommended amount – my largest skillet couldn’t hold any more than that! Another win.

Also, Nava signed my book! Maybe it’s a little silly, but I was stoked to see that. It’s the little things, you know?


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Now I own enough autographed books that I’ve made it a legit tag on Library Thing. Which is to say, three. I have three signed books. All prizes! Gotta start somewhere.

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5 Responses to “Garlicky Potatoes with Greens & Olives”

  1. Stephanie, The Recipe Renovator Says:

    Kelly, what a great follow-up post! I’m sure that Nava and Cut N Clean will be excited to see it. And, you’re welcome!

  2. Cut `n Clean Greens Says:

    What a pretty dish you made. It looks scrumptious, and so glad you like our washed and sliced greens! We also are working our way through that cookbook…what a gem!

    If you wish, come LIKE us on Facebook for more recipes and tips on super healthy greens like kale, chard, beet, mustard, turnip, collard, escarole, dandelion and other green leafies.

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at Cut `n Clean Greens

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