Italian Greens with Sauteed Onions and Garlic

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Megan Todd

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@Megan213

Where I come from.. it's all about the Italian cuisine! Trust me, you don't have to be Italian to enjoy the food. Although, it doesn't hurt. :) Our town has many family owned Italian restaurants and every one of them have greens on the menu as an appetizer. I have yet to have a plate of greens I didn't like.
But, I am all about home cooked meals. So, of course, it would be fitting to prepare this lovely appetizer, or side dish at home. You'll find many different recipes for greens, each family makes it their own traditional way. Our way is a combination of my husband's family recipe & mine.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch
    fresh collard greens, washed, stems removed, and chopped
  • 1 bunch
    fresh spinach, washed, stems removed, & chopped
  • 2 lb
    escarole, fresh washed, cored, and chopped
  • 1/4 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium
    white onions, julianned
  • 6-8 clove
    garlic, peeled & sliced
  • 1-2 tsp
    hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    coarse sea salt
  • ·
    parmesan cheese, for topping

How to Make Italian Greens with Sauteed Onions and Garlic

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot, fill with water. Bring to a boil. Add chopped collard greens, spinach, and escarole. Bring to a boil and cook until greens are tender. About 8-10 minutes. Greens will be soft, but not mushy.
    Remove greens and set aside in a strainer to drain excess water. Can squeeze greens to remove water as well.
  2. In a large skillet, heat EVOO over medium-high heat. Add julianned onions and saute 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes and saute 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn garlic.
  3. Add greens and toss with tongs in oil. Sear greens about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat, add salt and parmesan cheese, toss to mix.

    Serve with fresh Italian bread... as an appetizer, or a side dish.

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