Stanley Tucci’s Tangled greens


2 tbsp olive oil

3-4 garlic cloves, sliced

2-3 red chillies, finely sliced

450g greens (such as cavolo nero or chard), washed, trimmed and roughly chopped, tough part of the stems removed

extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling


1 In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for about 2 minutes, until the garlic begins to colour. Add the greens with any residual water clinging to them. Season with salt and cook, stirring often, until they are just wilted but retain some texture – about 4-5 minutes; if using hardier greens, cover the pan for a few minutes to help them wilt. Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and serve at once. 

Recipe extracted and adapted from The Tucci Table by Stanley Tucci.

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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 377kj
Fat 7.9g
Saturated Fat 1.1g
Carbohydrate 2.6g
Sugars 0.6g
Protein 2.4g
Salt 0.1g
Fibre 2.7g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Jul 30 17:13:18 BST 2015.