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Vi’s Sunday Greens

Vi’s Sunday Greens

This recipe comes straight from Lisa’s mom, who loves to cook greens on Sunday. We think they’re a perfect addition to any table. Greens are loaded with calcium, iron and vitamins. Enjoy them anytime! Serve as a meal or side dish. Garnish with sliced tomatoes and chopped sweet onions.

Recipe submitted by Lisa Flournoy, writer, editorial department, Creative Studio, American Greetings.


  • 1 sweet onion, chopped (for garnish)
  • 1 pound fresh turnip greens (with or without turnip roots attached)
  • 1 pound fresh kale greens
  • 1 pound fresh mustard greens
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh spinach greens
  • 3 small or 2 large smoked turkey tails
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Thoroughly wash greens in cool water.
  • Peel and cut turnip roots into quarters.
  • Rinse and place smoked turkey, garlic, turnip roots and olive oil into a 5-quart pot, fill with water, cover and bring to a rapid boil for 15 minutes.
  • Add turnip, kale and mustard greens to boiling water.
  • Reduce to medium heat, cover and cook 1 hour.
  • Add spinach, and cook for 15 minutes.

Makes 4 servings per recipe.

Prior to eating, some may prefer to discard the turkey tails.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 59 calories
  • 3 grams protein
  • 5 grams carbohydrates
  • 4 grams fat
  • 0 grams saturated fat
  • 4 grams fiber
  • 115 milligrams calcium

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