Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quick Greens

This is my answer to old fashioned stewed know...the ones that cook for hours and hours...collards, kale, mustard greens.  I use spinach and make a quick side that's flavorful and kind of good for you .  I'm presenting 2 variations of this.  Pictured is the first version.

1 tsp olive oil
2 strips bacon, diced
2 green onions, sliced
1 pound baby spinach (thawed frozen works)
salt and pepper to taste
splash or two of red wine vinegar
Saute the bacon in the oil until almost crispy. Add the green onions and cook a minute longer.  Start adding the spinach and cook until it wilts (you may need to add a little water). Season with the salt and pepper. Throw a few splashes of the vinegar in just before turning the heat off.

2nd version:
2 Tbl olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound baby spinach (thawed frozen works again)
salt and pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 or 1 whole lemon, depending on how tart you like
Saute the garlic in the olive oil for a minute or two.  Add the spinach and salt and pepper.  Cook until wilted. Stir in the lemon juice.

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