Simple Greens Recipe

I can honestly say that the best thing I have ever done for my health, and the health of my family, is to eat more greens. This Simple Greens recipe is a staple in our home. It is just as its name suggests – simple.

We have this as a side dish, often next to a meat and veg dinner. For example, sausages and mash or meatballs and pasta. It is a versatile dish to include on your weekly mean plan by trying to include more vegetables in your family’s routine.

This Simple Greens recipe is also delicious as part of breakfast. Serve them alongside some sauteed mushrooms and with a poached egg on top. A really great way to get vegetables in at the start of the day!

Looking for a way simple way to eat your leafy greens? This simple greens recipe is for just what you've been searching for - delicious, fast and versatile.


Any leafy greens will work in this Simple Greens recipe. My favourite is to use tuscan kale, but we also often have silverbeet.

Recipe: Simple Greens
  • 1 bunch leafy greens kale, spinach, silverbeet
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  1. Start by prepping your greens. Wash and dry them - ideally in a salad spinner, but if not - dry on a teatowel. Then we need to trim out the some of the hard stems. We want the leafy greens - and only a few of the stems. 

  2. If you are including some of the stems (you definitely can!), chop these rather fine. Keep the leaves chopped large and consistent. Set aside.

  3. Finely mince the garlic and set aside.

  4. Heat a large fry pan on over medium heat. (Note: only start cooking right before you want to serve. They don't take long to cook). 

  5. Add olive oil to the pan, and the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds. 

  6. Quickly add the leafy greens to the pan. Stir and mix through the oil and garlic.

  7. Keep stirring the greens - you'll need to do this until they start of wilt and cook. This should only take a few minutes. 

  8. Once the greens are almost ready, season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. This is completely up to personal taste, of course. 

  9. Serve immediately. 



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