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Coconut Creamed Greens & Mushrooms for the holidays

The festive season is almost here and these Coconut Creamed Greens & Mushrooms are great to include in any meal during the holidays.

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Image: South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association

It’s almost the festive season and time to plan those big celebration meals. Why not get started early by trying out all kinds of new sides to surprise your friends and family with. A delicious warm side dish is a great way to show your love and mushrooms are a great base for that dish. Our Coconut Creamed Greens & Mushrooms are going to blow you away this summer. Not only is it vegan– and vegetarian-friendly, it’s tasty, colourful and healthy.

You’ll be using coconut milk instead of cream, which not only adds subtle flavour, but is a great vegan option for the dish. Mushrooms add a great heartiness to the dish, making every bite perfect. If you want to add some spice, feel free to include some chilli flakes to the meal. It’s a great side for your festive season meals but still works as a healthy lunch snack during the week. Coconut Creamed Greens & Mushrooms are a great way to eat well and enjoy your food every time.

The festive season is almost here and these Coconut Creamed Greens & Mushrooms are great to include in any meal during the holidays.

Coconut Creamed Greens & Mushrooms Recipe

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Recipe by South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association Course: SideCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

35

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, finely diced

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional but gives a wonderful cheesy flavour to vegan dishes)

  • 1×400 ml tinned, unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1 large bunch Swiss chard or kale

  • 250 g Portabellini mushrooms, sliced

  • ½ cup fresh pomegranate rubies

  • ½ cup coconut flakes, lightly toasted

  • Olive oil or coconut oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method

  • In a large frying pan, heat a little olive or coconut oil.
  • Add the onion and sauté until soft.
  • Season well and add the nutmeg and nutritional yeast.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
  • Wash and dry the Swiss chard.
  • Roll up the leaves and roughly chop them.
  • Once the coconut milk has reduced slightly add the swiss chard.
  • Simmer for a few minutes until the chard softens.
  • In a separate frying pan heat a fresh drizzle of olive or coconut oil.
  • Pan-fry the mushrooms until golden brown and just tender.
  • Season lightly.
  • Spoon the greens and golden mushrooms into a serving dish.
  • Top with the pomegranate rubies, toasted coconut flakes and a fresh crack of black pepper.
  • Serve alongside any festive meal or enjoy as is.

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