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Simple Sautéed Greens from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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4.78 from 9 votes

Simple Sautéed Greens

The only recipe you'll ever need to cook off all those leafy greens!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gaby Dalkin


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 bunches leafy greens (Tuscan kale, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Rainbow Chard etc) stems discarded and leaves coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ lemon juiced (about 2-3 tablespoons)
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the greens in batches, letting it wilt down before adding the next batch and stirring often.
  • Once wilted, make a hole in the middle of the pan and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant and then stir into the greens.
  • With the heat still at medium high, add the white wine and let the alcohol cook out. Add the lemon juice, red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Let any excess moisture drain off and serve


If this recipe shows you how delicious greens are, you may also like these:
  • just as a side dish along any kind of protein
  • fold them into a pasta dish and add cheese – kinda like this
  • use the greens to stuff into a chicken breast before cooking.
  • make sure any excess moisture is off the greens and use on top of pizza
  • add it into a larb bowl!


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13062IU | Vitamin C: 123mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 2mg