Steamed Greens

If you know me well, then you know I struggle to eat vegetables.  None is so difficult to force myself to consume than the greens, though.  This is because greens are disgusting, clearly, but I feel I must make some effort to be healthy.

I can disguise them pretty well in a stir fry, but sometimes I run out of other vegetables to include.  After much experimenting, I have FINALLY figured out a form in which I will actually enjoy them:


  • Olive oil
  • Clove of garlic, chopped
  • Greens (this can be spinach, chard, collards, cabbage, kale – whatever) chopped into wide strips
  • Salt
  • Apple cider vinegar (OR rice vinegar and soy sauce, but more vinegar)


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or skillet and saute the garlic for a bit
  2. Add the greens and toss until it starts to wilt slightly
  3. Add a sprinkle of salt and a bit of vinegar (I usually use a capful so I’m not sure how much this is.  Maybe 2 teaspoons?) and toss the greens.
  4. Cover the wok and let the greens steam for a few minutes
  5. Remove from wok and serve.