Wilt 'Em Greens

De.Ma.Cuisine's picture

Nov. 29, 2012

I just love Wilted Greens! Beautiful kale, spinach, and radicchio are wilted down, some onions and Spanish black radishes are sautéed, then its all topped with crispy bacon and crunchy almonds. A perfect side dish!


Bacon/Standard slices 2 (chopped)
Olive oil/Garlic infused olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Onion 1 (diced or chopped)
Radish/Black spanish radish 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (peeled and grated)
Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Maple syrup 1 Teaspoon
Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1 Pinch
Cayenne peper 1 Pinch
Spinach/Swiss chard, collard greens, beet greens 3 Cup (48 tbs) (rougly chopped or torn)
Kale/Tuscan kale 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Radicchio 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (chopped)
Roasted almonds 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (roughly chopped, for topping)


Getting Ready:

1. Place bacon in cold pan, cook until crispy.

2. Remove with slotted spoon and set on a paper towel to drain.


1. Either discard bacon grease from pan and add 2 T olive oil, or leave about 1 T bacon grease and add 1 T olive oil.

2. Heat oil and add onion and radish. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until softened, over medium heat.

3. Remove stems from greens, wash well, and dry.

4. Add vinegar, maple syrup, dijon, and seasonings to the onion pan. Stir, then add all the radicchio and some of the greens, wilting down and tossing, then adding more greens and repeating until they are all gone.

5. Turn the heat down to medium-low.

6. Once all greens are wilted, taste and adjust seasoning if needed.


1. Serve topped with bacon and almonds.

2. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 185Calories from Fat 108

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 338 mg14.08%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet