Collard Greens Recipe

Looking for an easy Collard Greens recipe? Learn how to make Collard Greens using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by agrizas

Makes 4 servings



Collard greens are a large leafy green commonly found in Southern U.S. and Brazilian cooking. When young, the leaves are very tender and can be eaten as a salad. As they mature, the leaves become tougher and bitterer, which makes them perfect for cooking. Collards are full of vitamins and minerals, which we get almost all of with this recipe due to its very short cooking time. What is even better about collard greens is that throughout the year, they cost only about $0.50 - $1.00 per pound! Enjoy them with a small portion of meat and a serving a carbohydrates (like rice) for a balanced meal.

Recipe Ingredients for Collard Greens

24 oz Collards
4 clove Garlic
6 Teaspoon Juice
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
0.5 tsp Kosher Salt
0.5 tsp Pepper, Black
1 medium Onions

Recipe Directions for Collard Greens

  1. Cut the collard green leaves away from the thick stalks into 2 pieces. Wash well and then dry well.

  2. Stack several leaf halves on top of each other. Starting at one end, roll them up tightly into a log shape. Cut them across into very thin slices (1/8-inch or less).

  3. Chop the garlic very small and cut the onion into small pieces.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large pan until hot but not smoking. Add the onion and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring regularly.

  5. Add the thinly sliced collards to the pan and sauté just until they turn bright green, about 1 minute.

  6. Remove the collards from the heat and season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish, Saute

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 208.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
89
Calories from Fat
38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.2g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
324mg
13%
Potassium
497mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
12.0g
4%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
4.1g
Vitamin A 276% Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 25% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
83% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very high in calcium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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