These healthy braised greens are a flavorful side to add to your plate. If you prefer, instead of the croutons, you can add potatoes to the pan with the leeks, onions and fennel and cook for about 10 minutes before adding the greens.

Aglaia Kremezi
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2020
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 1/3 cup oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Add onions, scallions, fennel bulb and fennel seeds; stir to coat with the oil. Add greens and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in water, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the greens are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. (If the sauce is too watery, cook for 2 to 4 minutes over high heat to reduce it.)

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  • Meanwhile, position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Spread bread on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Broil, stirring once, until crisp, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Stir 1/3 cup fennel fronds (or dill) and lemon juice into the greens; cook for 2 minutes.

  • Serve topped with the remaining 1/3 cup fennel fronds (or dill), the croutons and more oil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

210.5 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 18.6g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 13.9g 21% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 9497.1IU 190% DV; vitamin c 44.8mg 75% DV; folate 153.5mcg 38% DV; calcium 149.3mg 15% DV; iron 3.8mg 21% DV; magnesium 117.8mg 42% DV; potassium 790.2mg 22% DV; sodium 385.7mg 15% DV.