Closeup of Moroccan Style Winter Greens with walnuts and cinnamon sticks in a white casserole dish

Moroccan-Style Winter Greens with Figs & Walnuts

Come the colder months, I turn to warm spices, comforting broths, and rich dressings to celebrate the season and its offerings. This Moroccan-Style Winter Greens with Figs & Walnuts is a fine example.

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Closeup of Moroccan Style Winter Greens with walnuts and cinnamon sticks in a white casserole dish
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Moroccan-Style Winter Greens with Figs & Walnuts

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Olga Miller

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) butter or ghee
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion , thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) minced garlic, from about 3 cloves
  • ½ teaspoon (0.9 g) ras el hanout or garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon (3 g) turmeric powder
  • A pinch of saffron threads , optional
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1.2 g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (240 mL) gluten-free chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch kale , stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch green chard , stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch mustard greens , stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 1 dozen dried figs
  • 1 teaspoon (2.6 g) ground cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) honey
  • ½ cup (58.5 g) toasted walnut pieces

Instructions

  • Heat butter or ghee and olive oil in a large Dutch oven set over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and garlic and sauté until tender and fragrant, about 4-5 minutes. Add the ras el hanout, turmeric, saffron (if using), salt, pepper, and stock; mix well.
  • Stir in the greens in batches, adding the next batch as the one prior wilts down. Cover and cook on low until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small pot, combine figs, ground cinnamon, and cinnamon stick and cover with water. Cook, uncovered, on medium-high heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Add the honey and cook on low until the sauce becomes syrupy, about 5-10 more minutes.
  • Stir into the cooked greens and mix well. Serve hot topped with toasted walnuts.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Moroccan-Style Winter Greens with Figs & Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 850mg35%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2299IU46%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Figs Greens Moroccan Olga Miller Walnuts Winter
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