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5 from 9 votes

Sautéed Greens

This foolproof recipe takes less than 10 minutes from prep to table. Perfect for a weeknight using any greens you have on hand including kale, swiss chard or spinach.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British, Euro
Keyword: sautéed greens, sauteed kale, sauteed spinach, sauteed swiss chard
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 bunch greens (kale, spinach, swiss chard etc)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt


  • De-stem greens (if needed) and tear into pieces
  • Melt coconut oil in high sided sauté pan over medium heat
  • Add onion, 2-3 minutes until slightly soft
  • Add garlic, cook 30 seconds
  • Add greens, stir until wilted (1-2 minutes for lighter greens, 3-4 minutes for hearty greens)
  • Turn up heat slightly, add apple cider vinegar and allow to deglaze slightly
  • Remove from heat, salt to taste and serve


  1. Stems can be saved and added to smoothies