Garlicky Yellow Dock Greens

recipe recipe wood element spring wood element Jan 18, 2021


In the early days of springtime young yellow dock uncurls its spear shaped leaves & makes an appearance here in Denver.

A favorite way to prepare these tart, nourishing greens is a simple sauté with garlic & a touch of vinegar. It’s absolutely delicious & I particularly enjoy as a breakfast side with some scrambled egg (although it good with almost everything.) The first tender leaves can also be eaten raw and are rich in vitamin c.

When you pull the leaf & it’s soft with some give that’s a good indication that they’re at the perfect stage to eat. Once the leaves mature they become papery, & less tender.



  • 3-4 cups of fresh young yellow dock leaves, rinsed and allows to dry
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp. Soy sauce / Tamari / Liquid aminos
  • 1-2 tsp. Vinegar of your choice
  • 1-2 tbsp Butter / olive oil / fat of your choice


Warm fat in a pan on medium heat. Add minced garlic, cooking for a minute or two to let infuse the cooking fat. As the garlic just begins to turn golden, add the greens, soy sauce & vinegar. Cook until greens are fully wilted & the liquid has reduced, about 7-10 minutes. Serve & enjoy!


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