Thursday, February 26, 2009

Southern Style Greens

We all know that dark leafy greens are awesome for you. Kale always ranks at the top of the list as a super veggie. This month's Nutrition Action newsletter reminded me of this fact with their veggie chart. I must admit, though, that I am always a bit stumped when it comes to finding exciting ways to serve greens. Simple steaming or sauteing always results in a chorus of "eeewwwws"from the kids. And sometimes I go crazy and cook them with a few splashes of white wine and lemon juice. This recipe, however, are by far the tastiest method of serving greens I have come across yet. And the kids like them! I used swiss chard because it cooks quickly, but you could use kale or collards as well.

- 2 tbsp margarine
- 1 red onion, small dice
- 1 garlic cloves minced
- 1 bunch swiss chard, tough stems removed, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- seasoned salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- splash of liquid smoke

1. Heat margarine in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for 5 mins, until softened.
2. Add swiss chard and cook until tender, stirring regularly. When cooked, add hot sauce, season to taste with seasoned salt and pepper, and stir in liquid smoke. Serve.