This salad recipe works for just about any green, but we especially love it with the light bite of assertive greens like dandelion or escarole. If you want to make it with mellower greens like chard or spinach, skip the blanching (Step 1), which is included to tame the bitter flavor.

Eataly and Lidia Bastianich
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012


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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop greens into the boiling water and cook until bright green, stirring once or twice, 30 seconds to 2 minutes, depending on the type of greens. Drain in a colander, then rinse well with cold water. Drain again, pressing on the greens to remove excess water.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and scallions; cook, stirring, until the garlic starts to turn golden brown, 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Add the greens and cook, stirring, until tender and heated through, 1 to 3 minutes. Stir in almonds and season with salt. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 9.9g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 1.2g; fat 14.9g; saturated fat 1.9g; vitamin a iu 8071.3IU; vitamin c 30.1mg; folate 34mcg; calcium 177.3mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 51.8mg; potassium 407.1mg; sodium 207.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Great recipe for healthy greens! Really enjoyed this recipe! I have to admit that I chopped a couple slices of applewood smoked bacon and used the drippings instead of oil. Maybe not as healthy but a more traditional way of preparing greens with an excellent result. Loved the crunch of the toasted almonds with the crumbled bacon bits! Pros: Easy and delicious Read More