Blanched Greens

Horta

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

  • About

If you learn to combine different greens to create the perfect blend of sweet, bitter, spicy, and aromatic flavors, horta will become a staple in your diet. I can tell you my favorite combination, but we might not share the same bitter palate, and your local greens will have their own ranges of flavor. So I suggest you experiment, using the greens on my list as a base, choosing two, three, or more, depending on what is available and fresh. Find the combinations that suit you; explain to your guests how you’ve created your own dish. If you prefer a more complex, garlicky, or spicy salad, try the Italian and Moroccan variations below. These can be delicious even with common spinach or chard leaves.