Sauteed Sweet Potato Greens

Maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness to this dish.


  • 1 large bunch sweet potato greens (about half a pound)
  • 1/2 small white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup


Remove sweet potato leaves from stems and set aside. Remove smaller stems from the larger, tougher stems. Discard the larger stems and roughly chop the smaller stems.  Heat olive oil in medium-sized pan over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté until just softened, about 3 minutes.  Add stem pieces and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add leaves, salt and pepper to taste, and maple syrup. Sauté until leaves are wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve.


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