Bitter Lemon, Honey & Sweet Simmered Greens

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Use any soft, quick-cooking greens,such as spinach, swiss chard or beet greens, for this recipe, but keep in mind that they have slightly different cooking times. The recipe comes from Eating

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Seperate chard leaves from stems and ribs; wash leaves throughtly and roughly chop; if using stems, rinse and finely chop.
  2. Heat oil in a deep saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat; add cumin seeds and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add garlic and chard stems; cook stirring often, for 3 minutes more;stir in lemon slices.
  4. Add the leaves in 2 batches, allowing them to wilt before adding more; add broth (or water), honey,salt and pepper; Cover and cook until greens are tender, 1 to 2 minutes more, Serve hot or warm.


Most Helpful

Excellent! Definitely an amazing way to do any of the quicker-cooking greens. I use the stems, because they taste great and give a lovely color when using red chard or beet greens. The use of cumin in this context has an awesome effect -- a great use of this seed.

elephantearz October 07, 2011

This was wonderfully delicious! I will definately make this again! I used a combination of Swiss chard and beet greens, using the stems, and used veg. broth. Thank you so much Barb! :)

Sharon123 August 31, 2005

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