START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Simple Braised Greens with Garlic

Simple Braised Greens with Garlic

Here is a tribute to the simple cooking of summer: when the liviní is easy, cooking should be easy, too! This deliciously nourishing recipe, filled with heart-healthy, immune-boosting greens, is proof that you can eat inexpensively and well while pleasing your taste buds with seasonal goodness.

Find a Farmerís Market and cook up a mess of fresh greens with gusto and ease!


  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bunches fresh summer greens, about 8 cups, washed and coarsely chopped. This could include a mixture of Asian greens, or mustard, collards, turnip greens, beet greens, kale – any toothy substantial green will do.
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 cup water or vegetable broth
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional flavorings: Sesame oil, ume plum vinegar, tamari
  • Optional toppings: sesame seeds, chopped almonds or walnuts, toasted pumpkin seeds

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add greens and garlic, stirring to coat with oil. Stir occasionally until greens are barely wilted, just a few minutes.

2. Add vegetable broth or water and stir, allowing greens to steam until barely tender. Salt to taste.

3. Add flavorings and toppings as desired and serve.

Serves 4.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Side Dishes

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


+ add your own
4:29AM PDT on May 8, 2013

lovely ideas --very tasty no doubt can't wait to try them. I'll have to print these recipes out for further reference (The only problem is that printing 1 recipe takes loads of sheets as the comments end up getting printed too!

6:11PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

love garlic!

2:23AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013


2:01AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Thank you :)

6:21AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Oh yum! I can vouch for the sesame oil and vinegar - just a tiny splash of each turn a humdrum bowl of greens into a gourmet delight! In addition to the options suggested I often add raisins, or craisins, and pine nuts when I can afford them - heaven! ;-)

8:58AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

thanks for the recipe

5:43PM PST on Nov 11, 2012

Thank you :)

3:04PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:03AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Great. Thanks for sharing.

11:34PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I happen to have insomnia AND a love of yoga, so this article was much appreciated :)

Congratulations! Good for her!

Love it! Thank you! So I do not need to stress about a bit of clutter? Hoooooray! :)

Thank you for suggesting these

Helpful information, thanks. @Jim M: Leaving 4 comments is like Stealing credits, Please Stop!


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!