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Sauteed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

Sauteed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon
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Serves: 8 servings
This is a great introductory recipe for someone new to cooking greens like mustard greens.

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3 lbs mustard greens, washed, trimmed, and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ to ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp black pepper
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, until garlic is golden brown and crispy (approx. 1 minute).
  3. Stir in greens, in batches; cook until wilted (approx. 1-2 minutes) before adding more greens. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp (approx. 10-12 minutes).
  4. Stir in lemon juice and ¼ tsp crushed red pepper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir in an additional ¼ tsp crushed red pepper, if desired.