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Wilted Greens with Feta Cheese and Mint

Shredded cabbage is so quick to cook when steamed till just tender and crisp. It’s delicious in this Greek inspired recipe – tossed with fruity olive oil, crumbled Feta and fresh mint. Perfect with roast lamb or garlicky sausages.


200g green cabbage
1 fat garlic clove, halved
100g Feta cheese
1 tbsp good, fruity extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
Coarsely ground black pepper


Coarsely shred the cabbage. Put it with the garlic in a metal colander or steamer basket over a pan of boiling water. Cover with foil or a lid and steam for 5-7minutes until the cabbage is just tender but still crisp.
While the cabbage is cooking, crumble the Feta cheese into a small bowl and add the olive oil, mint and plenty of pepper (the cheese should add enough salt).
Tip the cooked cabbage, removing the garlic clove, into a heated serving dish and pour over the cheese and herb mixture. Toss together well and serve immediately.

The steamed cabbage is great with coarsely grated mature Cheddar cheese and chives too.

Try steaming a mix of cabbage, sliced courgettes and sugar snaps.