The "Other" Summer Greens

By: Kirsten Vala
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Week Night meal in a white baking pan

©Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

We're teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we'll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you're harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

I sometimes forget about summer greens until I run into a beautiful, compelling pile of chard or mustard greens at the farmers' market. For my next impromptu purchase, I've tapped into the expertise of Alton, Giada and the Food Network Kitchens. I might even head out to buy greens on purpose now, with these three winning recipes (plus Alton's cool washing method!) at my fingertips.

Swiss Chard Lasagna from the Food Network Magazine

Swiss chard is the star of this easy vegetarian main, but there's just enough heavy cream and cheese to swing it out of the health food realm and into the comfort food category. Both a pro and a con in my opinion, but it looks too tasty to resist.

With cheese, mushrooms, garlic and a buttery cracker crust Alton turns mustard greens into an irresistible side. And if you happen to have beet greens on hand, don't miss his beet green version.

Giada De Laurentiis's Orecchiette with Greens, Garbanzo Beans and Ricotta Salata for Reshoots, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Giada has a never-ending string of amazing pasta dishes, and here she works her magic with mustard greens, Swiss chard and spinach. It looks like a quick, healthy dinner option or even a side dish for a cookout crowd.

How to Clean Greens: Alton uses his washing machine!

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Alton Brown provides sound advice for prepping your favorite greens for cooking

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