Spicy Garlicky Greens

This recipe was born out of necessity.  Necessity to eat something quick, easy, and use up greens that I bought earlier in the week.  Spicy and Garlicky Greens can be served as a one dish meal over rice or millet or served on its own as a side dish.  For those who are trying to avoid added oils, I offer two variations in this recipe, one with olive oil and one with vegetable stock.

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, sweet
2 cloves garlic
3 cups Swiss Chard
1 cup   Arugula
1 tsp    Aleppo pepper
1 tbsp  crushed red pepper flakes
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste
Equipment Needed
Cutting Board
Sharp Knife
Large Skillet
Serving bowl

How To
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Chop onion and garlic and add it to the pan.  Cook until softened.  While onion and garlic are cooking, remove ribs from Swiss Chard and chop.  Add ribs to onion and garlic mixture.  lice the greens.  When onion, garlic and chard ribs begin to soften layer the Swiss Chard greens and arugula on top to steam.  Add the Aleppo pepper, pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste.  When the greens begin to wilt,  stir well and serve hot or at room temperature.

Healthier Variation
Eliminate olive oil and use vegetable stock to steam the onion and garlic until soft.

Serving suggestion
Make it meal and serve it over steamed millet or brown rice.

Serves 1

Nutrient Analysis per Serving:
Calories: 128.5
Total Fat: 5.0
Saturated Fat: 0.7
Trans Fat:  0.0
Polyunsaturated Fat:  0.0
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.0
Cholesterol: 0.0
Sodium: 529.9
Carbs: 19.6
Fiber: 3.8
Sugars:  10.0
Protein: 4.2

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  • Veggie Quest says:

    Just came over from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation Ning page; this recipe looks easy and delicious! I love swiss chard, so I look forward to trying it.

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