Sauteed Collards and Spinach

Shake up your usual selection of healthy green veggies by sauteeing collards and spinach. The robust “bite” of sauteed collards is complemented by milder spinach. Sunflower oil adds a delicate nutty flavor that pairs nicely with the garlic and lemon in this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh washed collard greens (trim off the thick stems)
  • 4 cups fresh washed spinach
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 6-8 cloves slices garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 fresh lemon or lime
  • 1/4 cup olive or flax oil

Directions

  1. In a large pot or pan, heat the sunflower oil over medium heat for about 7 min.
  2. Add sliced garlic and saute for 5 min stirring frequently.
  3. Add the fresh collard greens, spinach and water; saute, stirring frequently, until wilted – about 10-15 min depending on desired tenderness.
  4. Remove from heat and add salt, pepper, and olive (or flax) oil.
  5. Squeeze the lemon/lime over the top of the greens and mix well.

 

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