I love greens! This simple preparation method works with most greens. Kale, Collards, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Chard, Escarole..
- Wash your greens well. Immerse in a large bowl of water, let the sand fall to the bottom, lift the greens out. Repeat 3 times.
- Do not dry the greens. Chop into pieces. You can de-stem if you wish, but I usually don't. I like the texture the stems bring.
- In a heavy bottomed skillet (I like my cast iron) heat a couple tablespoons of coconut oil over medium heat. Add 3 cloves minced garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like heat. Brown the garlic.
- Chop and onion, and add to the browned garlic along with a healthy pinch of salt. Turn heat up and cook the onion for several minutes, making sure the garlic doesn't burn.
- Add the greens and toss to coat with the onion/garlic mixture. Cook for several minutes.
- De-glaze pan with a tablespoon of acid of choice. Vinegar, lemon, lime, or other citrus juices work well. Orange is delicious!
- Add some salt/pepper and a tiny bit of citrus zest if desired.
- Cover and cook for 5 minutes
- You can spice it up with some chipotle or smoked paprika.
- A bit of nutritional yeast is awesome.. sesame seeds, miso... walnuts, raisins.. add whatever you like!
Enjoy! I like to keep these greens on hand in the fridge or even freeze them for future use.
What are you favorite ways to prepare greens?