Steamed Greens

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Kick Diabetes Cookbook

By Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Published 2018

  • About

Aim to include dark leafy greens three times per day, either on their own or as part of another dish. You can even serve greens for breakfast or enjoy them as a side dish or snack.


  • 4 cups (1 L) stemmed and chopped dark leafy greens (such as kale, collard greens, or mustard greens), packed


Steam the greens and garlic until the greens are wilted, 3–6 minutes (large, tough leaves will take longer than small, tender leaves). Alternatively, put the greens in a large bowl and pour boiling water over them; let them sit until softened, 1–2 minutes, then drain.

Transfer the greens to a medium bowl and add the vinegar, tamari, and optional red pepper flakes and toss or stir until