Collard Greens

Collard greens make a great addition to your holiday entre this season. Collard greens are not only tasty, but they also are rich in fiber, which can aid in digestion and slow the absorption of sugar in your blood stream. Try this healthy recipe today!

Makes 1 serving of vegetables.



  • 1-2 bunches collard greens (as much as your pot will hold)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into thin rings
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • generous pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups water



  1. Cut off the stems of the collard greens, removing any part of the central stem that seems tough. Stack 2 or 3 leaves on top of each other, roll them up so that they form a long tube, and cut them into thin strands.
  2. Repeat with all the collards.
  3. Heat the pot to medium-high. Add the onions and 2 tablespoons water and cook, stirring, until the water evaporates. Keep cooking and stirring until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Stir in the collard greens and add the 4 cups of water. Reduce heat to medium and cook 30-45 min until tender. Check the collards for tenderness; if they’re still tough, put them back on the heat. Cook until tender. Salt, if desired, and serve (using a slotted spoon) with additional red pepper flakes.


Nutrition Facts (approximate, ¾ cup cooked):

  • Calories: 40
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Sugar: 2g


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