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Panda Express Super Greens (Copycat Recipe)

Panda Express Super Greens Copycat Recipe: A light and zesty blend of broccoli, kale, and cabbage kissed with sauce, just like Panda Express makes it! Better yet, our version is gluten-free and keto.

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Copycat Panda Express Recipes

About a month ago I shared my favorite go-to takeout entree from the fast service restaurant Panda Express.

I absolutely love their Black Pepper Chicken. However, nothing at Panda Express is gluten-free (according to their website)… So my daughter Ava can’t eat there.

Ever since we discovered her gluten issues, we’ve avoided Panda Express.

Yet honestly, I crave it. Weekly.

So every now and again I sneak by Panda Express to get my Black Pepper Chicken fix while Ava is at school.

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Super Greens?

Although I don’t appreciate that there is not a single menu item my daughter can eat at Panda Express, I do appreciate that they are trying to offer lighter healthier entrees and side dishes.

I’ve got faith in you Panda Express… One day you’ll make the jump to gluten free soy sauce!

But I digress. When I pull up to the drive-thru I always order Black Pepper Chicken and a side of Super Greens instead of fried rice or noodles.

That way, I’m choosing something healthy even at a fast-food restaurant.

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Super Greens Steamed Vegetables

So what are Panda Express Super Greens?

It’s a simple blend of kale, cabbage, and broccoli tossed in a light garlic sauce.

The vegetables are just partially steamed so they retain their bright color and crisp texture.

That means, they take very little time to cook and are much healthier than fully cooked vegetables.

Personally, I love the simplicity of this dish. It’s nothing fancy, but it tastes great and is good for you!

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Panda Express Stir-Fried Vegetables

Although most dishes at Panda Express include stir-fried vegetables, this steaming method for the Super Greens is a way to keep the fat and calories on the down-low.

I think it’s a smart choice.

The sauce is important to provide flavor for the steamed vegetables. It’s a simple blend of garlic, soy sauce, and butter.

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Panda Express Super Greens Ingredients

  • Kale – Roughly chopped into large bite-size pieces.
  • Broccoli – Cut into florets. Use fresh broccoli, not frozen.
  • Green cabbage – Roughly chopped. Or you could use napa cabbage.
  • Butter – Go with avocado oil for a paleo version.
  • Soy sauce – I buy gluten-free soy sauce. Or use coconut aminos for a paleo recipe.
  • Garlic – Use fresh minced garlic for the best flavor.
  • Ground ginger – A little goes a long way.
  • Crushed red pepper – Use a little or a lot!
  • Water – Just a little, to create steam.
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How To Make Copycat Panda Express Super Greens

  1. Saute. Sizzle the garlic and spices in butter.
  2. Steam. Add the chopped vegetables and cover the pan to create steam.
  3. Toss. Mix the steamed vegetables into the sauce and serve!

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Panda Express Super Greens (Copycat Recipe)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Panda Express Super Greens Copycat Recipe: A light and zesty blend of broccoli, kale, and cabbage kissed with sauce, just like Panda Express makes it! Better yet, our version is gluten-free and keto.
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 cups roughly chopped kale, lightly packed
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 cups roughly chopped green cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons butter (avocado oil for paleo)
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce (coconut aminos for paleo)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Place a large saute pan (with a lid) over medium-high heat. Add the butter, garlic, ground ginger, and crushed red pepper. Once the butter melts saute the garlic for 1 minute, then add in the soy sauce and water.
  • Add the broccoli first, then the cabbage and the kale on top. Cover the saute pan and steam the vegetables for 3-4 minutes. The broccoli should still be firm, not soft in the middle. 
  • Toss the vegetables to coat in sauce. Serve warm. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 77kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 318mg, Potassium: 459mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 5445IU, Vitamin C: 113.9mg, Calcium: 111mg, Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Author: Sommer Collier

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9 comments on “Panda Express Super Greens (Copycat Recipe)”

  1. I’m from Viet Nam, I like your recipe. Love the pictures, too.

  2. I used a little less kale and a little more broccoli. So tasty! All but my pickiest eater loved it!

  3. This was seriously sooo delicious!! And so simple! Thanks for sharing!

  4. one of our favorite dinner recipes!!!

  5. This was a huge hit at our house!! Everyone loved it!

  6. I am telling you hands down best ever. I loved it so much I made it three times in one week. So easy to make. Thanks so much. If I could I would give it 10 stars.

  7. What a great side dish with dinner! So flavorful and easy too! Can’t wait to make this again and again!

  8. The finger really makes this taste especially good!

  9. I use a very similar sauce for broccoli, so this veggie dish sounds like it will be just as delicious!!!