Sauteed Pea Greens with Green Garlic

Sauteed Pea Greens with Green Garlic

1/4 pound Red Dog pea greens
1 stalk Red Dog green garlic
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste (optional)

Rinse the pea greens in cool water and shake off excess water. Don’t bother to pat or spin dry, since you want a bit of water clinging to the vines.

Chop the green garlic into thin rounds.

Heat a frying pan or a wok over high heat. Add a splash of oil.

Once the pan or wok is hot, add the green garlic, if using, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the pea greens and cook, stirring frequently, until the pea greens wilt and soften, about 3 minutes.

Season the greens to taste with salt. Drizzle with a bit of high-quality extra-virgin olive oil (lemon-infused oil is particularly lovely on pea greens) and add a squirt of lemon juice, if you like.