Get Spicy This New Year: a greens recipe

by Jen Wanous

Some believe that the more greens one eats, the larger one’s fortune will be for next year! Lord knows we can all use some more greens in the form of dollar bills. After all the sweets and meats I ate over Christmas, I’ll take any excuse to eat some hearty veggies.

Invigorate your New Year’s day with this spicy dish of greens and may prosperity fill your new year!


3 pounds of mixed winter greens like collards, beet greens, mustard greens and kale

1 cup red onion, small dice

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

1 teaspoon sugar

½ teaspoon sea salt

red pepper flakes to taste

olive oil


1. Thoroughly soak and rinse the greens. Remove the stem of the leaves and coarsely chop.

2. In a large 6 – 8 quart heavy pot, over medium heat, add two tablespoons olive oil and sauté the red onion. After 5 – 7 minutes, add the garlic and cook for 3 – 5 minutes, stirring often.

3. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add mixed greens, brown rice vinegar, spicy brown mustard, sugar, salt and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 5 – 7 minutes, stirring often until the greens are fully wilted and the ingredients are fully incorporated.

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