Flash-Cooked Greens with Garlic and Lime Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Flash-Cooked Greens with Garlic and Lime


This three-minute side dish is great for people who don’t like more strongly flavored leafy greens like kale and collards.

  • 6Servings


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 8 cups baby spinach (about 5 oz.)
  • 4 cups arugula leaves (about 2 bunches)
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar


Heat oil, garlic and pepper flakes in large skillet over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes, or until garlic is browned. Add spinach and arugula, and cook 1 minute, or until barely wilted and heated through, tossing with tongs. Remove from heat, and stir in lime juice and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, and serve. 

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 58
  • Carbohydrate Content: 4 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 138 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g