Greens Side Dish Recipes

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Easy Fried Spinach

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139
This is a dish I stumbled across while I was in China and tried to emulate. Of all my various original recipes, this is the one of my families favorites. It is simple, requires few ingredients and is easy and fast.
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Lemon-Garlic Rainbow Chard

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79
I love greens, garlic, and lemon! This blends all three for an awesome-tasting side dish.
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Escarole and Beans

Rating: Unrated
121
This is a creamy concoction of escarole and beans. It's rich, and it's divine! It's also best served with a warm crusty Italian bread.

Asian-Inspired Mustard Greens

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27
I don't know what it is about this combination of flavors, but I could eat these every day. Even though it contains the right ingredients in the right proportions for a teriyaki sauce, which is what I was aiming for originally, to describe the flavor as such would be inaccurate. I'm usually perfectly happy with this and a bowl of rice as a meal in itself, but when I'm forced to share, it pairs well with roasted chicken or just about any kind of pork.

Garlic Kale

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150
A delicious, garlicky way to cook the underused, antioxidant rich kale!
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Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta

Rating: Unrated
79
Inspiration for this recipe came from my roomie. This is a forgiving recipe and a great way to get your greens! I eat it as a main dish, but this could easily be fit for four to six sides. Feel free to substitute different kinds of greens depending on what's in season, and use regular diced bacon instead of pancetta if desired.

Simple and Delicious Beet Greens

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150
Don't throw away those hearty green leaves that top fresh bundles of beets! They have a flavor similar to kale. This simple recipe will will help you make the most of your fresh beets!
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Braised Leeks and Mustard Greens

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29
Mustard greens, where have you been all my life?! The earthy, mild onion flavor of leeks combined with the spicy kick of mustard greens braised in a buttered broth makes for a simple and tasty side dish.

Kickin' Collard Greens

Rating: Unrated
1266
If you like greens you will love this recipe. The bacon and onions give them a wonderful flavor. Add more red pepper for a little more spice.

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese

Rating: Unrated
546
Lemon and Parmesan cheese season this simple, tasty recipe for Swiss chard on your stovetop!

Easy Garlic Kale

Rating: Unrated
65
Kale is supposed to have cancer-fighting properties. I love it, but my husband hates it. Cooking it this way is the only way he'll eat it.

Quick and Easy Sauteed Spinach

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236
Fresh spinach is cooked in olive oil with garlic salt and Parmesan cheese in this recipe.

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Easy Garlic Kale

"So easy and simple. Making this recipe put me in the 'love kale' category. Will make again!" – Liz Dalton

Mushrooms and Spinach, Italian-Style

"Love this recipe! The combination of mushroom and spinach was great. I served it as a side to some grilled lamb chops." – TrangW

Dandelion Greens with a Kick

Rating: Unrated
38

Dandelion greens are one of my favorite bitters! They're not for everyone, but I enjoy their unique flavor. I decided to try them sauteed instead of in a salad and it was a huge hit! Makes good use of those dandelions in the yard or you can usually find dandelion greens at the grocery or Asian market.