Sautéed Fall Greens with Caraway

 Delicious, Quick Side Dishes



  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 pound beet greens, trimmed and cut into 2-inch strips

  • 1 medium head of red oak leaf lettuce, cut into 2-inch strips

  • 1/2 pound spinach, tough stems discarded

  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, toast the caraway seeds over moderate heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer the seeds to a plate to cool, then coarsely crush them with the side of a large knife.

  2. Heat the olive oil in the saucepan. Add the green, in batches if necessary, and sauté over moderate heat until wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest and caraway. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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