Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Calcium Solution

In the spirit of embracing greens instead of dairy, I’m giving you a very simple recipe. I make greens every single day, sometimes twice a day, and this is one of my favorite preparations. Greens can be a little bitter, but the balsamic vinegar, and sweet apricots are the perfect balance.

1 large bunch collard greens, de-ribbed and chopped into small pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup dried apricots diced

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the collards and sauté briefly. Add the water, cover and steam until the collards are tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the apricots and balsamic, stir and sauté for 1 minute more. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. great idea with the dried apricots added to the sauteed collards (one of my fave greens)! May need some salt though