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Quick Collard Green Saute

Quick Collard Green Saute
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Our traditional collard green recipe is great - this recipe has the same great flavors in a fraction of the time it takes to make the other one!

Ingredients
  • 1 large bunch collard greens
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Wash the collard greens thoroughly. Remove the stems that run down the center.
  2. The tender young leaves in the heart of the collards don’t need to be stripped.
  3. Stack 6 to 8 leaves on top of one another, roll up, and slice into ½" thick slices.
  4. Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat and add the olive oil.
  5. Once hot, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant.
  6. Add the collard greens, and saute until bright green (approx. 4 minutes).
  7. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the chicken broth and cook until the liquid evaporates (approx. 2 minutes).

 

Bacon Onion Collard Greens

Bacon Onion Collard Greens
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Serves: 4 servings
 
The flavors in this dish are amazingly simple but rich - bacon and onions. Adding red pepper gives it that additional kick that'll make you wonder how many times a week you can make collard greens with dinner!

Ingredients
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb fresh collard greens, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, crumble and return to the pan.
  3. Add onion, and cook until tender (approx. 5 minutes). Add garlic, and cook until just fragrant.
  4. Add collard greens, and fry until they start to wilt.
  5. Pour in chicken broth, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, or until greens are tender.

 

Vegetarian Collard Greens

Vegetarian Collard Greens
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Serves: 10 servings
 
Most recipes out there incorporate one meat component or another, whether it be ham or chicken broth. This recipe is completely vegetarian-friendly with the same great taste as a non-vegetarian version!

Photo Credit: Divas Can Cook

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs collard greens
  • 4 -5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1⁄2 cup apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Wash greens well, submerging in a sink full of cold water to remove any dirt and grit. Drain well. Cut off the stems. Stack about 5-8 leaves on top of each other, then roll lengthwise. Cut rolled up leaves into 1" slices. Repeat until all the greens are done, and add to a large pot.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 45 minutes or until greens are extremely tender.
  5. Serve hot, using a slotted spoon to drain the liquid from the greens.

 

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