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Kookoo Sabzi with Swiss Chard and Kale

Kookoo Sabzi with Swiss Chard and Kale

This traditional dish for the Persian New Year (Noruz) gets a healthy twist with the addition of heart healthy greens like Swiss chard and kale. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and adjust rack to upper-middle position.
  2. In a small bowl combine:
    • 4 strands of saffron , crushed
    • 1 TBS water , hot
  3. In a large bowl stir together:
    • 3 oz swiss chard , finely chopped
    • 3 oz kale , finely chopped
    • 1 green onion , finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup parsley, American , finely chopped
    • 1/8 cup cilantro, fresh , finely chopped
    • 1/8 cup dill, fresh , finely chopped
    • 1/8 cup walnuts , finely chopped
    • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp fenugreek, dried
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together with the saffron mix:
    • 5 eggs, large
  5. Mix in eggs with the vegetable mix.
  6. Pour mixture into an 8-inch cast iron skillet.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let it cool for 15 minutes prior to serving. Or cool completely and serve at room temperature.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 mins

Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 wedge

Cooking Tips: If you like, add 2 tablespoons of dried barberries to the mix.