Sauteed Mustard Greens With Garlic

It’s always fun talking vendors and discovering their favorite produce recipes. This week we learned Lucy Capdeboscq’s favorite way to cook mustard greens. Simply saute the greens with olive oil and garlic, and add in salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes! You’ll create a healthy and tasty way to enjoy your greens.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 2 heads collard greens (about 1 pound each), tough stems and ribs removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup water
    • Directions

      Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring often, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in red-pepper flakes, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in collard greens and 1 teaspoon salt.

      Reduce heat to medium-low. Add water, and steam, covered, until greens are just tender and water evaporates, about 10 minutes. If greens are ready but there is still water in the pan, raise heat to medium-high, and cook, uncovered, until completely evaporated.

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