Sweet Garlicky Greens

January 28, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloomin in the Kitchen, What's New, veggies

img_1148I use different types of leafy greens for this crowd pleaser. Many recipes do not use the ribs or stems but I can’t seem to throw them away and soften them before the rest of the greens are sauted. Raisins add just a touch of sweetness to this garlicky dish.

1 bunch kale, beet greens or swiss chard (approx 1 lb.)
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup raisins
salt & pepper to taste

Rinse greens thoroughly. Cut off stems and chop into 1 inch pieces. Coarsely chop remaining greens. In a stock pot, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil, garlic and stems on moderate heat stirring till stems start to soften, careful not to burn the garlic. Add greens, remaining olive oil, salt and pepper and saute until tender. Greens will cooked down as they heat. Add raisins and stir till they are plump and warm (approx. 1 minute). Note: Less olive oil can be used.