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Garlicky Sauteed Greens

One of the fastest, healthiest, and most delicious ways to prepare your dark leafy greens that are high in protein, iron and fiber!


2 large bunches greens (chard, collards, kale, mustard or spinach)
1 Tbs olive, grapeseed, or canola oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Few pinches red pepper flakes
optional: 1 Tbs sherry vinegar or cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse greens well. Tear or cut leaves away from stems and discard stems. Coarsely chop.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook garlic and pepper flakes in oil briefly, then add greens, a few handfuls at a time as the greens begin to shrink, continually stirring.
  3. Stir in vinegar, if using, salt and pepper. Cover. Cook until just tender, 2-10 minutes, depending on the type of greens and your preference.

Serves 4