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Mustard Greens

Peppery Mustard Greens simply sautéed with onions, garlic, and olive oil and a dash of sesame oil to finish.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound mustard greens, washed and torn into large pieces
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken broth or vegetable broth (vegetarian option)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil


  • 1 Sauté onions, garlic: In a large sauté pan, sauté onions in olive oil over medium heat until the onions begin to brown and caramelize, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more, until fragrant.
  • 2 Add the mustard greens and broth and cook until the mustard greens are just barely wilted.
  • 3 Toss with sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper.

According to theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mustard Greens: Promotes the Smooth Flow of Qi and Blood, Disperses cold, Resolves water accumulations, Resolves Phlegm, Promotes urination, Lubricates intestines, Nourishes Lungs, Promotes appetite. Garlic: Tonify Yang, Promotes the Smooth Flow of Qi, Resolves Damp, Eliminates toxins, Calm Wind, Moisten the Lungs, Strengthen the Stomach, Warm the Middle Jiao. Eliminate Wind-Cold. Onion: Promotes the smooth flow of Qi, Regulates Blood, Resolve Phlegm and Dampness, Expel cold, Relax the intestines, Harmonize the stomach, Strengthen the spleen, Promote digestion. Chicken Broth: Nourishes, Qi, Blood and Yin, Strengthens the body,

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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.
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