Sautéed Greens

A healthy recipe for sauteed greens from Southern Living.
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Prep: 26 minutes

Ginger adds a dash of flavor to this veggie-heavy companion.


1/2cup chopped onion
3cloves garlic, minced
1tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 serrano pepper, split*
1tablespoon sesame oil
1teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon pepper
1package (1 lb) fresh collard greens, washed, trimmed, and coarsely chopped
1tablespoon sugar
1tablespoon rice vinegar


  1. Sauté onion and next 3 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet or wok 1 minute. Stir in salt and pepper. Add greens; sauté 2 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar; cover and cook 3 minutes or until wilted. Remove and discard serrano pepper before serving.

*1⁄2 jalapeño pepper, split, may be substituted.

Sautéed Greens with Pork: Stir in 1⁄2 lb. chopped smoked pork with greens.


Reprinted with permission from Southern Living Home Cooking Basics: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Southern Cooking by Editors of Southern Living Magazine. Purchase here.