Boiled Leafy Greens or Horta Vrasta in Greek are a staple in Greek cuisine and a popular side dish. This simple to make recipe is served dressed with good olive oil and lemon juice for a healthy, nutritious dish.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a teaspoon of salt.
Meanwhile, fill a large bowl (or a clean sink) with water and wash your leafy greens. Change out the water and continue to submerge the leafy greens to loosen up any dirt that may be in the leaves. Do this until the water is clear. Trim any thick stems from the leafy greens.
Add the leafy greens to the pot of boiling water and lower heat to medium. Boil the leafy greens for about 20 minutes or until the stems are tender. As they boil, stir them a couple of times to ensure they are all submerged.
Drain the water and transfer the horta to a bowl.
Drizzle the horta with olive oil and as much lemon juice as desired. Salt to taste.