5 Minute Spicy Teriyaki Greens

5 Minute Spicy Teriyaki Greens

I know you know THIS drill...you're shattered from a hard day's  work, it's freezing and you're  famished. The last thing you want to do when you get home is to spend 2 hours of your life cooking 'something nice'. Stop, chill, I've got this. It may be fast but it also packs a lot of flavour, is nutrient rich and you can even eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Ok, there's a lot of bull poop flying around the internet about superfood, I admit it, there is actually not a shred of evidence to suggest that any food has any form of super power, HOWEVER, there are a lot of ingredients out there which are hugely beneficial to your health, and a few of them have been selected for this dish due to their immune-boosting qualities, high protein content and down right tastiness (technical term).

I'm getting on with it now, I promise...

Ingredients for 2 people
Greens of choice - (you can buy the stir fry veg already cut up to save you chopping later if you wish to speed things up)
I used: 1/2 head of savoy cabbage
A small package of tender stem broccoli 
Coconut oil for frying
Half a white onion
Half of a fennel bulb
2 cloves of garlic (as fresh as possible)
A thumb sized nub of ginger
Lentil shoots (you can use pea shoots or actual peas too)
1/2 of a large chilli (or a whole one if you're testing yourself)
4 Spring onions
1 tablespoon of Teriyaki Sauce, plus extra to taste - I use the Kikkoman brand
Salt flakes and black pepper to season


  1. Chop all of the greens, fennel, garlic and onion- making sure there are no large chunks and everything is relatively the same size so they cook evenly, leave the broccoli whole.
  2. Add a dessert spoon amount of the coconut oil to a hot wok or frying pan
  3. Add the garlic and begin to brown
  4. Shortly after add in the onions
  5. Next up add the greens and fennel and keep the mixture moving
  6. When the cabbage is warm add the teriyaki sauce to cover the ingredients lightly and evenly - do not over do this as the greens will become mushy
  7. Add in the lentil shoots, ginger, spring onions and chilli  
  8. Season with a little salt and black pepper and plate it up while it's hot and enjoy!
  9. Sprinkle over some fresh lentil shoots for crunch

Simple! This dish is a firm favourite of mine, especially when I am in a hurry to eat. Another great addition is to blend up some fresh mango and drizzle it over the whole dish, this is great in the summer, mango and chilli are a very good combo!

Thanks again for visiting, and I hope you enjoy trying this quick and easy recipe! Don't forget to comment below and if you give this recipe (or any other) a try, post it to instagram and tag me in for a shout out - @lifebymslewis