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Horta (Greens) with Potatoes (Recipe and How-To Video)

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Crete, Greek
Servings 6
Calories 401 kcal


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bunches swiss chard, stems removed and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 package spinach, stems removed and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 6 baby potatoes, peeled and cut into halves
  • 10 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium sized pot (the less wide, the better) add olive oil and water.
  • Add all other ingredients except for lemon juice.
  • Bring to a boil and then lower to simmer.
  • Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring often. Add more water, if needed, but most of the water should boil out leaving mostly olive oil.
  • Add lemon juice in last few minutes of cooking. Salt and pepper, to taste.


Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 5gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 257mgPotassium: 912mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 10558IUVitamin C: 61mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 4mg
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