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How to prepare greens

Want to know the best way to get delicious green leaves off their woody stem? Watch our speedy 20-second video to find out - all you need is a sharp knife!

step-by-step guide to preparing greens

Watch the video above to learn how to prepare greens quickly and simply. Then use your newfound technique in our lovely charred hispi cabbage recipe

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step 1

Break away each leaf from its stem using your hands.

step 2

Hold the leaf vertically by its base; then, using your other hand, cut the leaf clean away from its steam with a sharp knife.

step 3

The leaf should come away smoothly and you’ll be left only with stem. Retain and use in a vegetable stock for creating a quick risotto.

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You can use this technique for everything from spring greens to hispi cabbage – just as long as there’s a vertical stem to your vegetable.