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Great Greens

Great Greens

Serves: 4

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan
Author: www.DrFuhrman com
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss, Diabetes Reversal

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Kale and Swiss chard are tossed with flavored vinegar, garlic and no-salt seasoning for a simple but great plate of greens.

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1 large bunch kale, tough stems and center ribs removed and leaves chopped
1 bunch Swiss chard, tough stems removed and leaves chopped
1 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman's Spicy Pecan Vinegar or other flavored vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman's VegiZest or other no-salt seasoning blend, adjusted to taste
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon dried basil
black pepper to taste


Steam the kale and Swiss chard for 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Combine the remaining ingredients and add to the greens. If desired, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the steaming water to adjust consistency.

Calories 34; Protein 2 g; Carbohydrates 7 g; Total Fat 0.4 g; Saturated Fat 0.1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 94 mg; Fiber 1.6 g; Beta-Carotene 4563 ug; Vitamin C 54 mg; Calcium 85 mg; Iron 1.9 mg; Folate 20 ug; Magnesium 47 mg; Zinc 0.4 mg; Selenium 0.8 ug

Comments (15):



06/27/2006 08:14 PM

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Yummy. I do not like the greens dishes and I ate a whole bowl of this one. I did not have Dr. Fuhrman's vinegar so I used both balsamic and red wine. It was a little thick, so I added a little of the steaming liquid to the sauce. I also used red swiss chard and it was great!!


09/09/2006 07:25 PM

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I made the recipe as is and also had to add a little of the steaming water. Our entire family loved this kale dish. I look forward to trying it with swiss chard.


10/04/2006 01:21 PM

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Also added the steaming water. My husband really loved it, but I thought it was just ok. I am not big on vinegar "yet" though....hoping to acquire that taste.


02/21/2008 07:53 AM

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The fact that this recipe got my formerly-SAD boyfriend to eat a huge plate of leafy greens is simply awesome! The ingredients really work some magic on the kale & swiss chard.


02/23/2008 09:35 AM

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A delicious way to cook greens! I don't usually eat swiss chard, so it's nice to know a great (haha) way to cook it.


01/17/2012 10:08 PM

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We really enjoyed this recipe prepared as written. We used raspberry flavored vinegar.


01/18/2012 12:36 PM

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once again, there are nuts in this recipe that would injure anyone with nut allergies -- hello out there? are only 5 star ratings allowed on this member site?

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07/30/2017 05:13 PM

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I dont see any nuts in this recipe...



08/26/2012 07:37 PM

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I wouldnt say this is great. Mediocre.


02/12/2013 06:53 PM

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Heavenly! I made it with only chard and used only half of the 'sauce' recipe. I had it with Crockpot Mushroom Chili (to which I'd added extra mushrooms/onions (cooked together and kept on hand to add to . . . whatever!!), and it made a GREAT combination. Yum! Woo! Thanks for making greens so tasty! (Missed the rating . . . but certainly a 5-star for me!!)
This comment was last edited on 02/13/2013 04:55 PM


02/21/2013 10:53 PM

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This dish is delicious. I made this just like recipe said and added the 3 tablespoons of water from steamed veggies. Awesome! Thank you for another great healthy recipe :)


03/24/2013 09:51 AM

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I am new to this program. I have acid reflux (gerd) and, therefore, I am not supposed to have vinegar. Does anyone else have this issue? What can I use as a substitute? I am hoping that this way of eating will eventually help my reflux but until then, I have to "tow the line" , so to speak. Thanks for your help.


03/12/2015 04:30 PM

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This has become my everyday favorite, with some alterations. First I water-saute a lot of chopped onions, along with the chopped stems from Swiss Chard. When those are almost tender, I add chopped mushrooms. Finally, I add chopped chard. (I have kale in my morning smoothie.) I sprinkle pine nuts on it, or some other nut. No vinegar or other seasoning required, though garlic is good. I find this fantastically delicious!


03/12/2015 08:12 PM

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I don't see any nuts in the recipe. What am I missing?


03/13/2015 01:04 AM

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Couldn't find the nuts either at first. Of course, the pecan vinegar! But you could make this with many other kinds of balsamic vinegar that don't have nuts and it would be just as tasty.

As far as the person with acid reflux and a substitute, what about ground vanilla? You can find it online. I get mine from Beanilla. Also other fresh or dried herbs, such as dill, basil, thyme, oregano, marjoram. If you can grow them, even in a pot, they taste so much more flavorful fresh (use 3x as much fresh as dried). Also, when I had reflux I couldn't eat the chard, it was too acidic for me, but I could eat Spinach, collards or kale.


04/01/2015 10:35 PM

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Who takes all these professional photos?

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08/04/2017 11:45 AM

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Dr. Fuhrman's wife and daughter, Lisa and Jenna Fuhrman, take the photos.