Ok, so onions are one of my favorites, especially the way they are prepared in this recipe. You end up with a nice sweet taste from cooking them for so long. And greens, well I can’t go a day with out some sort of green!
- 2 tbsp oil (choose healthy fats such as organic butter, ghee, olive oil or unrefined coconut oil)
- 1 onion- red or white, cut in ½ and then sliced fairly thin
- ½ bunch (5-6 cups) of your favorite greens: collard, kale, mustard, or chard, (OR 6 cups of spinach or arugula)
- sea salt to taste
- ¼ cup liquid (water, vegetable or chicken broth)
- black pepper (optional)
Additional tip for those looking to balance blood sugar: add 1/2 cup of either slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds OR 1/4 cup of hemp seeds to the dish just before serving.
- cutting board
- sharp knife
- large frying pan with lid
- wooden spoon
- Heat 2 tbsp of oil in skillet
- Add sliced onions and use the wooden spoon to make sure all the onions get coated in the oil. Place heat on low (about 2-3 for those using electric), cover and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- At this point, onions should be nice and translucent.
- Throw the greens in on top and add the ¼ cup of liquid. Add ¼-½ tsp of salt. Cover the mixture and allow it to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. Stirring occasionally to make sure all greens wilt.
- Take a taste- both the onions and the greens should be nice and tender. Add any additional salt and/or pepper.
- Serve with tongs (I find this easier than the wooden spoon).
For those wanting to add more vegetables into their life, but finding themselves short on time, here is a quick tip: double or even triple the recipe and have it in the fridge to add to eggs in the morning, with protein for lunch or to throw into some leftover soup for dinner.
Are you wondering where the protein is? Just add your favorite kind to the plate after the greens are fully cooked. Free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, organic tofu or tempeh, or even some soaked and cooked beans are all great options.
This also works well as a side dish for your Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes!
To learn more about the nutritional benefits of kale check out this article I wrote on kale greens.
Your Wellness Expert,
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