Greens! Turnip, Mustard, Collards, Chard, Cabbage… the ‘green’ of course represents money, dollar bills, and they wish you prosperity in the year ahead!

Greens Recipe

Greens are so good for you! Tons of essential vitamins and minerals – more than any head of lettuce could ever attain! They take just a minute to prepare and are packed with wonderful flavors and textures. They are great raw in a salad, quick fire sautéed and served as a side veggie… or just make them your whole meal. Serve with a nice chunk of corn bread! They add a new dimension to just about any soup. They are great served over rice and can go into any pasta sauce.
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Chef Frank Schuchman


  • Any combination of washed Greens: 4-6 cups loosely packed
  • 1 TBL Butter or any vegetable cooking oil (Canola)
  • 1 heaping tsp Chopped fresh garlic
  • Diced onions optional
  • 1 pinch of dry red chili pepper flakes optional
  • 2 TBL White Wine Vinegar or 1 TBL fresh lemon juice is a nice substitute


  • Cook greens on high heat.
  • Melt the butter, add the onions, cook until slightly clear.
  • Add the garlic and cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the vinegar and simmer 2-3 minutes.
  • Crank the heat to medium-high, add the greens, constantly stirring, count to 12 and they are done!


Chef’s Note: do not over cook the greens. You’ll receive the most nutrition and killer flavors by not over-cooking them. Many people will cook them down for an hour or more… I think they are lifeless and tasteless… probably because I don’t like cooked mushy spinach either! Ha Ha! (I cook my spinach the exact same method as these greens.)