Dinner was based on some exotic greens that I picked up at the Hollywood farmers Market. I haven’t had yam greens before and I cannot say enough good things about them. Mild, sweet, crunchy, tender and yummy! They can be prepared the way you would prepare spinach.
chinese yam okra ong choy leaves greens
I decorated the salad with organic arugula flowers. One of the yummiest flowers out there. They have a strong arugula aroma with a nutty flavor. I couldn’t stop munching on them while preparing dinner. For dinner I made 2 1/2 huge bowls of salad. The veggies in the salad were lettuce from a friend’s garden, yam leaves, okra greens and red peppers. Arugula flowers on top. Very delicious!!!!!
okra yam leaves greens
Okra leaves are very healthy, mild in taste, slightly mucilaginous when raw and great for thickening soups, stews and veggie dishes when cooked. Okra pods and leaves are great for repaying the stomach lining. I actually enjoy okra tea- just boil okra for 2-5 minutes, steep and enjoy! It’s great for ulcers, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome, liver toxicity, sore throat and much more.
okra leaf yam greens salad
Vegan corn carrot dressing
The dressings/dip is a new favorite of mine – fresh or frozen corn, raw carrots, coconut milk, avocado, optional tofu, aleppo pepper, mint, sage, barberries, spices. Blend in a high speed blender. Done!