Classic Braising Greens

Braising is a delicious way to incorporate more greens in your diet. Try substituting Swiss chard with collard greens, kale or mustard greens!

Servings: 3


  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine or minced
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Wash greens, remove and reserve stems. Coarsely chop both leaves and stems, keeping them separate.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and chard stems. Sauté until onions are softened, but have not yet begun to brown.
  • Add chard leaves and toss to coat in oil. Add red wine vinegar and cover. Stir at least once and cook until desired tenderness, about 4 minutes. Serve. Salt and pepper to taste.


Try some substitutions:

Instead of Swiss chard use collard greens, kale or mustard greens.

Instead of coconut oil use olive oil ,vegetable oil or butter.

Instead of red wine vinegar use balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, broth, lemon juice or wine.

Add toppings:

  • Toasted almonds or pine nuts – Crushed red pepper
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Facts (serving size 0.5 cups or 106g): Calories 70, Total Fat 5.4g, Saturated Fat 3.9g, Cholesterol 0.0mg, Sodium 158.0mg, Total Carbohydrate 4.2g, Dietary fiber 2.0g, Sugars 1.0g, Protein 1.9g

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