Leafy Greens with Peppers and Pine Nuts

Leafy Greens With Peppers And Pine Nuts Recipe

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Lynette !


This dish is delicious with grills, fish and pasta. Lovely warm salad!


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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 oz
    spring greens, or spinach, or kale or swiss chard
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste
  • 2 oz
    pine nuts
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    red pepper flakes

How to Make Leafy Greens with Peppers and Pine Nuts


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a wide, heavy pan. Stir in the onions and chopped bell peppers. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes, they will start to soften.
  2. Add the chopped spring greens and mix well. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Stir and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice and 2 tbsp. water, combine well. Cover and cook for a further 8 minutes under low to medium heat. The vegetables will still retain a delicious bite to them, turn the heat off.
  4. While the spring greens are cooking, heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a small pan.
  5. Stir in the pine nuts and sauté under low to medium heat for about 3 minutes. Please keep an eye on the pine nuts, as they tend to brown quickly. Turn the heat off.
  6. Combine the pine nuts with the cooked greens, peppers and onions, mix well.
  7. Serve hot with red pepper flakes sprinkled over if you like.

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About Leafy Greens with Peppers and Pine Nuts

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Gluten-Free
Hashtag: #turkish

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