Greens with Crispy Onions (Hendbeh b' Zeit)

Greens with Crispy Onions (Hendbeh b' Zeit)

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2018

Wilted greens topped with fried onions is a mezze must. Bitter dandelion greens are the most flavorful, but chard or kale—really any green or a combination of them—tastes delicious.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 20 cups chopped stemmed dandelion greens, chard and/or kale (from about 2¼ pounds)
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, 1 sliced and 1 finely chopped, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, stems and leaves finely chopped, divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook greens, in 2 batches, until tender, about 3 minutes per batch. Transfer to a colander to drain and cool. When cool enough to handle, place in a large clean dish towel and squeeze until dry.
  2. While the greens cool, dry the pot. Add oil and heat over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add sliced onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until golden and crispy, 5 to 8 minutes more. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add chopped onion and garlic to the pot; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the greens and cilantro stems. Cook, stirring to mix the onions and garlic into the greens, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add cilantro leaves, lemon juice and salt. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 96 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5,973 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 300 mg sodium; 573 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (119% daily value), Vitamin C (38% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1½ fat

Reviews 1

January 07, 2019
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By: RachelSushi
I followed the recipe precisely and it earned the review of "at least it's something different". I think it would be better hiding under chicken curry as a rice replacement.
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