Garlic Sauteed Greens
A simply lovely way to serve dark leafy greens, veggie so essential to our health. Garlic and oil add just the richness needed to make greens appealing and delicious.
Extra virgin olive oil
4-5 cloves fresh garlic, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thin half moon slices
generous pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 small bunch kale, collard greens, broccoli rabe or other dark green, rinsed well, left whole
4 lemon wedges
Place about 3 tablespoons oil, garlic and onion in a skillet over medium heat. When the onions begin to sizzle, add a pinch of salt, the chili flakes and saute for 1-2 minutes. Just before you are ready to saute them, slice the greens into bite-sized pieces and add to skillet. Season to taste with salt and saute until just wilted and a rich green color, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side.
Makes 3-4 servings.