Braised Turnip Greens – Healthy Style

Braised Turnip Greens


  • 2 bunches of turnip greens, washed, heavy stem removed, sliced across into ribbons 1/2″ thick
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (I like to use 2 dates, finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons  vinegar ( balsamic or red wine, but even apple cider or plain old white vinegar is fine.) Have additional for serving.


Saute onion in oil until softened. When nearly soft, add in dates, if using. Add greens and stir with a tong until they’re beginning to wilt. Add in the rest of the ingredients, including sugar if not using dates, cover and steam until tender, but still bright in color, about 8 to 10 minutes.

These greens tend to cook a bit more after the heat is turned off – remove them from the hot pan and give them a toss or two to bring them to a more normal serving temperature.

Serve with additional vinegar for drizzling over the top.


Keywords: Anchovy, Cajun & Creole, Collard greens, Dates, Dried Fruit, Fruit, Greens, Side, Turnip Greens, Vegetable Side, Vinegar

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