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Crisp Tender Greens with Lemon, Toasted Almonds, and Dried Fruit

Serves 6

The bit of sweet from the dried fruit in this recipe is perfect for taming the bitterness in greens that many (especially kids) fine offensive.


  • 1 1/2 lbs greens of your choice rinsed, de-ribbed and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit of choice, (raisins, blueberries, apricots,
  • The juice of one fresh lemon
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper


Sauté the onion in the olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet until golden. Add greens and salt and sauté until wilted, stirring often. If they seem too dry add a splash of water. Remove from heat and toss with lemon juice, almonds, dried fruit, and lots of fresh cracked pepper.

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