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Simple Greens Bisque (simple greens pasta sauce)

This is a simple and luscious bisque that can be used to top pasta as well!


2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil

2 shallots or 1 medium-sized onion (diced very fine)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1 cup of pureed greens (turnip/rutabaga/daikon tops; any of these work great)

1/2-1 teaspoon (to taste) crushed red chili flakes

1/2 cup of heavy cream/milk/coconut milk/unflavored almond milk

Salt to taste


On a medium-low flame, add chili flakes to 2 tablespoons of butter/olive oil for 1-2 minutes.  Add shallots or onion, a heavy pinch of salt and saute until the onions start to turn a lovely brown (about 4-5 minutes). Add minced garlic and saute for one minute.  Add pureed greens and cook until most of the moisture has been evaporated (about 5 minutes). Thin mixture out with the milk of your choice and simmer for another 5 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

Serving suggestion: Top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and cream – serve with Barrio bread.

** To make this into a pasta sauce, simply add basil/oregano or fresh herb of your choice, thin out with only 1/4 cup of milk (preferably a richer option, heavy cream or coconut milk) and add to 8 ounces of pasta.

Submitted by Kusuma Rao, Tucson CSA