Green vegetables should not be the unpopular bit of the meal, stuck on the edge of your plate.

Why not put a plate of greens in the middle of the table; if they are well cooked and presented they will be popular as well as healthy!

Get a large pan of salted water on the boil.

Take chard and separate leaves from stalks if the stalks are big.

Drop the stalks in and then add the leaves for just 1-2 mins.

Drain, turn onto a hot plate and allow to steam for a few mins.

While warm, dress with a little lemon juice and 3 times as much GOOD olive oil.

Season with salt and pepper and serve.

You can use this method for cabbage leaves, cauliflower, broccoli, courgettes or any other green vegetables.

(Thanks Jamie!!)