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    Simple and Fresh Collard Greens

    Simple and Fresh Collard Greens. Photo by PaulaG

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    13 mins

    10 mins

    3 mins

    The Easy Vegan's Note:

    A lot of people are averse to trying dark leafy greens, believe me, I was too, as they were always described as "bitter". Now that I have had them though I love them, and only eat them like this (not fully cooked to sogginess or in soups). You get a lot of the flavor of the greens themselves and they make a great side dish to a "meat and potatoes" meal. You can substitute any mix of braising/dark leafy greens for the collards.

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    • 1 cup collard greens, chopped
    • 1/2 garlic clove, minced (optional)
    • nonstick cooking spray or 1 teaspoon oil
    • salt and pepper


    1. 1
      Chop your greens into 1 inch strips that are no longer than 4 or 5 inches long (or you'll be getting a mouthful of stringy greens!). (I like to cut down the middle of the leaf and then put one half on top of the other and chop into strips).
    2. 2
      Rinse your greens (This is an important step! The water that stays on helps these cook to perfection).
    3. 3
      Heat your skillet to medium and spray or add oil, and garlic if wanted. Then just add your greens (these will shrink down a lot so you can do it in a small pan) and stir just until all greens have just turned bright green, usually not more than 3~ minutes.
    4. 4
      Turn up to medium-hot and fry for 30 more seconds or until greens are just tender.
    5. 5
      Toss with salt and pepper to taste (for this amount I usually use about 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper). Serve with your favorite entree :)!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 23, 2011


      Yes, very simple and delicious. Gives one a whole new take on collard greens. The ribs were removed and then the leaves were stacked on top of each other, rolled cigar fashion and thinly sliced. I did saute half a onion in a touch of olive oil before adding the garlic and greens. Some hot sauce was served on the side. This one is a keeper. Made for PAC Fall 2011.

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    • on March 30, 2009


      This is great. So simple. Made for Spring PAC 2009.

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    • on April 17, 2008


      Tasty, quick, and easy. I added a touch of red pepper.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple and Fresh Collard Greens

    Serving Size: 1 (64 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 49.4
    Calories from Fat 6
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 30.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 4.0 g

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