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Charred Greens with Lemon


Have you had mustard greens lately? You’re in for a treat. These work well for weekend batch cooking. They will keep well for up to 3 days covered and refrigerated.

Mustard greens do have a subtle kick like mustard. Like many greens, they are so much better when served warm.

They are cruciferous veggies, so they have all the associated benefits on helping your detox pathways and in cutting cancer risks. Mustard greens are safe for your thyroid. (More on Goitrogens)

They are also exceptionally high in vitamin K, potassium, vitamin C and lutein.


  • 2 bunches mustard greens – stems removed
  • 2 tbsp macadamia nut oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Toss greens with 1 tbsp oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat large skillet over high. Add the greens in batches, stirring frequently, until lightly charred and wilted, about 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk the remaining oil with lemon juice and cayenne; season with salt to taste.
  4. Toss greens with dressing and enjoy!