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Martha's Sandwich with Bitter Greens

This bitter green sandwich recipe is courtesy of Martha and is very easy to make using a microwave.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September 2005


  • 1/2 pound bitter greens, such as kale, dandelion, or sorrel
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 slice sourdough bread
  • Butter, softened
  • 3 or 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Ground black pepper
  • Dash of Saison seasoning, from Goya


  1. Wash greens and shred by hand; remove and discard any tough stems. Place in a small microwavable bowl and season with salt. Microwave on high until wilted, about 30 seconds; remove from bowl and set aside.

  2. To the same bowl, add oil and garlic. Microwave on high until garlic is softened, add wilted greens.

  3. Meanwhile, lightly butter bread, top bread with greens. Place cheese over greens. Season with salt, pepper, and Saison. Transfer to a brown paper bag, and place in microwave. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove; serve immediately.

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