Garlicky greens

Garlicky greens

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4

These rich, buttery greens will complement your roast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal124
  • fat6g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre7g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.11g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 3 shallots, sliced



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  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 150ml hot vegetable stock
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 600g mixed green vegetables - we used long-stem broccoli, asparagus and mangetout
  • knob of butter



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  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Gently fry the shallots and garlic for 5-8 mins, tip in the stock and peas, then bubble for a few mins until the peas are cooked.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the rest of the veg, cooking the broccoli and asparagus for a couple of mins first, then throwing in the mangetout for the final min. Drain well and tip into the pan with the peas. Season, add the butter and mix well.

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19th Jul, 2017
I serve this cold with a summer pie
16th Apr, 2015
Really tasty and easy to do. I used fine beans and tender stem broccoli with the peas and it was lovely.
6th Apr, 2014
Delish! I added some fresh chillis and it went down a treat. We had with boiled brown rice. My husband has asked me to do this again, he absolutely loved it!
11th Mar, 2014
Delicious! A real nice change from "the usual veg". Had it with mashed potatoes and the Sausage and Bean Casserole. My son's girlfriend who stayed for tea said she wouldn't normally eat veg, but this was lovely.
30th Sep, 2013
Loved this... I steamed my vegetables whilst cooking the peas/garlic/shallots in the stock. Done in 10 minutes LUSH
7th Mar, 2013
Lovely! Gives 'boring' veg a nice twist! My OH insists that I make greens in this way. A hit in our household
27th Aug, 2012
Sometimes when I try to do something a bit different with green veg, I wonder why I didn't just prepare them simply but this had an excellent flavour without masking the veggies' own taste. I used broccoli and French beans with the peas which worked well. I DID boil them briefly first - there isn't much stock in the frying pan with the peas and I wasn't sure they would cook through sufficiently if I only steamed them as Woolly suggests. I didn't find them over-cooked - and I loathe mushy veg!
9th Apr, 2012
I am going to try this but I can't understand why one would boil the other greens (asparagus etc.) in a separate pan when you've already got stock in the other which could steam and cook the veggies in the same pan, so this is what I'll do. Good ideas though.
2nd Sep, 2010
This is delicious and so simple to do. It transforms everyday vegetables into something special. We love it!
4th May, 2009
Interesting way to cook greens. I added some broad beans with peas which were tasty. Seemed a huge quantity for four people though - but perhaps thats just us.
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