Spicy Sautéed Greens

Published on
September 22, 2023
You can make this dish with any greens you have on hand, spinach, kale, swiss chard, or collard . The softer spinach and chard make for a silkier dish, while sturdy kale and collard greens give it more heft. Just adjust the cooking time as needed to make sure your greens are thoroughly tender.
Sautéed Greens on a plate with roast chicken.
Prep Time:
4 Minutes
Cook Time:
8 Minutes
Difficulty Level:

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes

6 cups of greens

1/4 cup broth, chicken or vegetable



1. In a large sauté span over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, garlic, and Red Pepper Flakes. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

2. Add the greens to pan and cook for 1 minute allowing the greens to be coated in the seasoned oil.

3. Stir in the broth, and reduce heat to a simmer until greens are soft, about 3 minutes. If using tough or mature greens, cooking time will range from 3- 12 minutes.

4. Season to taste with salt. Serve warm.

Recipe Tip:
At the market I always buy beets with their leafy green tops. I think of this as a "free" side dish.
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