Coconut Milk-Braised Greens

Source: Whole Foods Market-Modified by Brien Shamp

I love green vegetables, but I struggle to find new ways to prepare them so that they are exciting, without loosing the health benefits they provide.  I found this recipe a while back at Whole Foods, and have modified it to increase the nutritional content.


  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 bunches collard greens, kale or mustard greens (about 1 pound total), stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add greens and cook for 2 minutes; drain well and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add reserved greens, coconut milk and lemon juice, stir well and simmer until tender, 5 to 7 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Serves 2 to 4

Play with the recipe, given this is not the original recipe.  I have changed it to be more healthy and if you have any changes, please share with me.

In health & fitness,


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