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Basic Greens with Garlic, Oil & Hot Pepper

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From EatingWell:  Winter 2003, EatingWell Serves Two, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

Greens—beet greens, collards, kale, mustard greens, spinach, Swiss chard—make a delicious side dish for many winter meals.

1 pound of greens cooks to 1 to 2 cups | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. To make a simple side dish of greens, cook greens (beet greens, collards, kale, mustard greens, spinach, Swiss chard) in lightly salted water just until wilted, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain; press with the back of a spoon to release excess moisture. Heat some olive oil and thinly sliced garlic in a skillet over low heat until the garlic begins to sizzle. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until the garlic is tender and light golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add greens and toss with the hot oil until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with a splash of lemon juice or vinegar and salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Per serving : 48 Calories; 3 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 6 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 359 mg Sodium; 813 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat