Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sauteed Greens

Wow, it's already Tuesday?  It feels like forever since I've posted (even though it was only Friday!)  I decided to take yesterday off because #1.  I had to work until 4 yesterday (woohoo for time and a half!) and #2.  We had a cookout with friends, and I just couldn't get away to post.   So I hope you'll forgive me!

How did you guys enjoy the long weekend?


To make up for it, I'll be doing a recipe post today (not normally a recipe post day, if you haven't noticed!). 

The beginning of the CSA season always means that greens are aplenty so I've got to come up with different ways to use them.  But honestly?  My favorite way of preparing greens is just simply sauteed with a little bit of olive oil and garlic.  It really lets the greens shine!


Ingredients:


1 bunch kale
1 bunch rainbow chard
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Wash the kale and chard well under cold water and drain.  Remove kale and chard from stems and slice the greens thinly.

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil under medium high heat.  Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.  Season with salt and pepper.

Add greens and saute until just wilted, about 2-3 minutes.  The color should still be a vibrant green.  Serve right away.


This is a quick and easy side dish that is sure to please!  And if you love greens, like we do, you definitely won't be disappointed!  See you guys tomorrow!

24 comments:

  1. Greens! Yum! Very healthy and necessary after a weekend of carefree eating!

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  2. I am so with you. This is exactly how we prepare greens at least once a week.

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  3. I love greens prepared this way... I always add just a splash of vinegar.

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  4. So simple and yet so delicious :-)

    /Birthe

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  5. Yummy, simple and healthy! Can I haz?

    I am jealous of your CSA boxes :) Am looking for an equivalent here!

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  6. This would be amazing as a side dish for fish :)
    (you can see that I really like it by the rhyme at the end :D)

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  7. Yummy and simple...this is the beauty of this dish. Shall revisit your blog soon!

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  8. We just had similar greens last night! I also add caramelized onions and top it with dried cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds.

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  9. Glad you had a good holiday! We also grilled and spent some time with friends... fun times! :)

    I love this... so simple, healthy, and yummy!

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  10. Looks so beautiful and delicious:-)

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  11. What great pictures--I can never get pics of greens to look appetizing at all!

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  12. Perfect and healthy; we used to grow chard; I never see that in the store. I wonder why it; it has a special taste that we love.
    Rita

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  13. I too like my green this way..simple and full of flavours..gorgeous green colour.

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  14. I make them more often not with kale but with other greens, I will try next time with kale.

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  15. By reading at your CSA posts, I think I show start going to our Farmer's Market on the weekend to pick up some fresh local produce, especially the greens from now on.

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  16. healthy delicious greens looks wonderful

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  17. Fantastic healthy and delicious veggies..wonderful!

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  18. Mmmm...I love sauteed greens. I need to add a variety of greens to mine like you did. I mostly just do one type...hmmm.

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  19. Healthy, simple & delicious looking greens, Yummy!!!

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  20. What a healthy & easy green veggies! I still need to try Kale. This one is the easiest recipe I found using Kale! It looks like it will cleanse my system...

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