Collard Greens

Collard Greens-2
Recipe makes 2 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 35 minutes
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1 tablespoon(s) olive oil, (or bacon drippings)
1/4 large onion(s), yellow, diced
3 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1 small tomato(es), seeded and diced
1 bunch(es) collard greens, remove tough stems, about 1 pound
1 teaspoon(s) sea salt, to taste
1 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 cup(s) herbs of choice for Collard Greens, 1 handful, (optional)
1/4 cup(s) sunflower seeds, raw, (optional)


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon drippings or oil when hot.
  2. Add onions and cook until onions just begin to turn clear.
  3. Add garlic and tomatoes and continue to cook down (another 10 minutes or so).
  4. Add greens, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Season with sea salt, pepper, and fresh herbs (if desired) and cover for 15 minutes to continue to steam, or until the greens are wilted but not soggy.
  6. Remove from heat, toss in sunflower seeds (if desired) and serve hot.

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  1. texaspaleo

    For the herbs, I added Rosemary, Oregano, and Basil. This recipe was way better than I was expecting. Definitely a keeper!

  2. equus123

    I’m kind of new to cooking… For instruction #3 – do I do anything additionally when you say “steam for 10 minutes”? Or is this just referring to what will be occurring for the next 10 minutes? I’ve never cooked collard greens or kale before and I couldn’t tell if I needed to add any water to steam it. Thanks!

    • Jason G.

      In this case, just toss the greens in. You’re technically lightly frying them, so I updated the recipe.

  3. irongirl3018

    Turned out and definately a keeper. I added the juice of half a lemon to cut any bitterness in the collard greens. Really liked this one!

  4. CarolePinell

    Hmmm, I think this would be good if my family liked collard greens. I had gotten it confused with swiss chard (which they all love). I doubled the recipe to fit my family’s size and so I’m guessing I’ll be grazing on this for the next couple of days. I found it tasty enough. You just need to remind yourself of their strong taste before deciding to make it. :-)

  5. desilou

    should you be using something other than olive oil for med high heat? would coconut oil be okay?

  6. desilou

    just tried this recipe…started with coconut oil…eventually added some olive oil. i have to thank you. absolutely the best!

  7. Frank

    Worst directions ever followed them exactly. Tomatoes, onion, and garlic burned to the bottom of the skillet. And there is no way 1lb of greens is two hearty servings, barely one. This needs to be reviewed.

  8. TatrixSaigh

    My favorite side dish, so far.

  9. Shawn

    Frank is a bad cook.

  10. Karen M

    This was a great side dish. Will definitely make again.

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