“Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.” - Charles Dudley Warner
It’s time for us to become Lean Collard Green eating machines!!
Collard greens are full of the antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body. What does that mean for us? These greens can lower our risk of developing certain cancers! They also have a ton of potassium which aids in regulating our heartbeats and helping our muscles contract. Strong hearts and strong muscles are signs of a healthy body!
Collard greens are most popular in the southern US so let's make some Southern Collard Greens!
1/2 small yellow onion diced
4 cloves garlic minced
2-3 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp applewood smoked salt or any kind of smoked salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 lbs collard greens
Coat a large deep skillet or pot with vegetable oil.
Saute onions until almost tender over medium heat and then add in garlic.
Cook until onion and garlic are fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
Add in vegetable broth. Season broth with smoked salt and red pepper flakes.
Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed. Make sure it's to your liking because this is how your greens will taste.
Bring to a simmer and reduce heat.
Add in the greens. Green will wilt down as they cook.
Simmer for 60-90 mins. Do not boil. Add more vegetable broth if needed. May need more or less time so be sure to check them after 30-45 minutes. When done, greens will be dark green, tender and will not have a raw taste.
Add in more smoked salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and hot sauce, if desired.
Collard greens take a long time to cook but they’re worth it!