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Healthy Collard Greens

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • Collard greens 3 bunches or about 8-9 cups cut
  • 3 tablespoons quality olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • Salt


  • Start by washing the collard green leaves to remove dirt and grit.
  • Then remove the stems by snapping them at the base of the leaves.
  • Stack 5-6 leaves larger to smaller, roll into a cigar shape, and slice thinly into 1/8 or smaller ribbons.
  • Dice the garlic.
  • In a large skillet on medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil and all the garlic until the garlic has softened and is very aromatic.
  • Then add the collard greens large handfuls at a time, lightly sprinkling with salt between layers.
  • Cover and cook for approximately 4 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and use tongs to rotate the collard greens so that the layer on the bottom is now on top.
  • Cover and cook for another four minutes or so.
  • Remove the lid, adjust salt to taste, drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, stir, and cook for 3-4 four minutes more.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.