Here is a quick, simple to make recipe of greens with a zingy lemon and a little crunch from the sesame seeds.

 

STEAMED GREENS

Steamed Spinach - photo y Laurel Fan

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb swiss chard, or mustard greens or beet tops or spinach
  • 2 tsp virgin olive oil
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Trim chard of any damaged leaves and tough stems.
  2. Wash well to remove all sand.
  3. Steam 3 to 7 minutes until leaves are tender.
  4. Remove from heat. 
  5. Put in a bowl and add oil.
  6. Serve each portion with a lemon wedge and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Note: I don’t add salt to my greens as they are naturally high in sodium. 

1 cup of cooked chard has 313 mg of sodium which is 13% of the daily requirement of sodium.

 

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