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Spicy Okra and Turnip Greens


  • 1 pound turnip or collard greens
  • 12 okra
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (1 ounce) jar pine nuts (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 red jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Remove stems from turnip greens; cut leaves into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Remove ends from okra; cut okra crosswise into halves. Cook and stir onion and pine nuts in oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in turnip greens, okra and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until turnip greens are tender — 18 to 20 minutes.

Yields 6 servings.

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