Collards

Southern Vegetable Medley

Want to know how to cook collard greens? Keep reading to find out more!

Best Cooking Techniques: boil, braise, steam, stir-fry, slow cook
Potential Herbs and Spices: garlic, mustard seeds, oregano, black pepper, red pepper flakes, vinegar
Potential Fruits and Vegetables: black-eyed peas, onions (yellow), tomatoes

 

How to Cook Healthy Collard Greens

Collard greens are traditional southern. We typically slow boil the leaves for hours with bacon grease and ham hocks. And let’s not forget the salt. Lots and lots of salt. This is very, very, very unhealthy. And I find that it hides the flavor of the collards themselves. Instead, I like to boil them in water seasoned with black pepper, cayenne, salt, and vinegar. This leads to a fresh collard green taste.

Test out your own go-to collard green seasonings. Think you’ve mastered how to cook collard greens? Try one of the links below!

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