Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
If you like greens this is an excellent way to cook them.
- 3 lbs greens, stems removed, leaves washed well and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1⁄4 cup water, more if needed
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly grounded
- Put the greens, with the water that clings to the leaves after washing, in a large pot.
- Add the ¼ cup water and the salt.
- Bring to a boil over moderately high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale wilts, about 5 minutes.
- If all of the water evaporates, add another ¼ cup or so to the pot.
- Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender, about 3 minutes.
- In the same pot, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
- Add the kale and cook, stirring occasionally, for a 5 more minutes.
- Stir in the fresh pepper.
- Note: I use Kale in this recipe, but you can use any kind of winter green you prefer.
- Also, prep. time depends on how well you wash your greens. It takes me a long time because I wash every single green by hand twice. But then most of mine have come out of the garden and are dirty.
This is my new favorite way to cook my fresh kale and spinach. It is easy, quick and very tasty. Thanks for posting.