Sauteed Greens with Lemon

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

Saute beet greens, kale, swiss chard or spinach as a tasty partner to chicken or meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash greens, rinse, remove stems& set aside to dry.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic& cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in greens, cover& cook for about 1 minute or until just wilted.
  5. Sprinkle with lemon juice and season to taste.


Most Helpful

Oh wow!! I love spinach, but my husband doesn't usually care for it. He was crazy about it cooked this way! The garlic and the lemon gave a great flavour but what I particlarly liked was the texture! I used spinach (bought in a bag) that had been prewashed and was very dry. I didn't add any water and it was like a cross between fresh and cooked spinach. I can't believe my husband was still talking about how good the spinach was after dinner was over! Thank you Country Lady! Now I can have spinach more often without feeling guilty that I'm subjecting my DH to something he really doesn't like!

Paja November 15, 2003

I love spinach, but I don't care for it when it's watery so I steamed it, squeezed it dry, then tossed with the sauteed garlic and olive oil, and sprinkled with the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Yum.

sugarpea November 13, 2003

Simple, quick and delightful!! I used a mix or spinach and swiss chard, the lemon and garlic certainly complimented the greens, will use this one often, thanks for sharing.

Derf May 19, 2003

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