Easy Sauteed Turnip Greens

Easy Sauteed Turnip Greens

Here’s a recipe for turnip greens that is really simple, fast, and delicious too. Also, it can very easily be tailored to your liking and needs…oil or no oil, salt or no salt, whatever you prefer. It’ll be yummy no matter what changes you need to make! Give it a try.

Below is a video demonstration of how to cook the greens. The written recipe follows the video.


Easy Sautéed Turnip Greens
Makes 4 Servings

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or 2-3 Tbsp water or vegetable stock)
½ cup chopped yellow onion
3 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 bunch turnip greens
Water or vegetable stock, as needed
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of ½ to 1 lemon or lime (or 1 Tbsp vinegar of choice)

Wash and drain the turnip greens, but do not dry or spin them. Coarsely chop the greens; removing the stems is optional. Set aside.

Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add the oil (or water or stock, if preferred). Sauté the chopped onion for about 1 minute, until it starts to soften. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute more, until the garlic starts to soften. Add the prepared turnip greens, and salt and pepper to taste. Raise the heat to medium-high if needed to keep the vegetables cooking. Sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the greens are wilted and as tender as you like. If needed, add a small amount of liquid (water or stock) at a time to the pan to keep the vegetables from getting too dry as they cook. Turn off the heat and stir in the citrus juice or vinegar, using as much or as little as desired. Serve.

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