Maple-Sauteed Sweet Potato Greens

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This simple recipe is a must-try for the sweet-potato-green-newbie, like me! There are few quick meals more satisfying to me than popping a runny yolk over a bowl of heaping greens. Consider topping yours with a poached egg, or sunny side up!


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large bunch sweet potato greens
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and sauté just until the edges begin to brown.
  3. Add the greens with 1/4 cup water and cover the pan with a lid. Steam until the leaves start to wilt, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the maple syrup, red wine vinegar, and salt. Cover again.
  5. When the greens are completely wilted, like spinach, remove them from the heat.
  6. Serve warm, or cold the next day for a refreshing salad.