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MaxLiving Greek Greens Recipe

Greek Greens

Greek Greens are great on their own sautéed in some olive or coconut oil, but for a more ethnic flair, this is a great variation. This recipe is Core Plan and Advanced Plan approved.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 4


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 red or yellow onion sliced into rings
  • 2 lbs greens such as spinach, swiss chard, kale, or collards (ribs removed)
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup black or Kalamata olives pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • juice of one lemon


  • Heat the oil in a very large skillet that will fit all of the greens.
  • Sauté the onion until softens.
  • Add greens and sautée for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice, lemon peel, salt, pepper, and olives and cook for a few minutes more to combine.
  • Add crumbled feta and stir. Serve immediately.