4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove stems from greens. Wash leaves thoroughly in cold water; drain. Repeat procedure. Tear leaves into bite-size pieces.

Step 2

Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven; gradually add turnip greens, stirring until greens begin to wilt. Cover and cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until greens are tender; drain well, and set greens aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in Dutch oven; add garlic and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or just until garlic begins to brown. Add greens, and toss well. Cook until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and lemon juice; toss gently.

Step 4

NOTE: You can substitute 1 (2-pound) package fresh torn turnip greens for loose greens, if desired; remove any large stems, and tear large leaves into bite size pieces.

Christmas with Southern Living 1999

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