5-minute collard greens

Now that I’m living in the semi-South, I feel like I should learn how to cook more Southern food. I always thought that collard greens were something that took a really long time to cook so they weren’t tough, so I hadn’t attempted to put them in anything besides soup.

Then I saw this recipe for “5-minute collard greens” from Whole Foods. It’s meant to bring out the nutrients in the greens. So, while it’s not exactly a classic Southern recipe, at least now I have a way I like to eat them and is super quick to boot!

Ingredients:

  • About 4 cups of collard greens, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 t. Bragg’s liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1/2-1 T. olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

  1. Chop collard greens and garlic and let sit for 5 minutes while you prepare the dressing (apparently this magically brings out their health-promoting properties?)
  2. Get steamer on the stove to start heating up.
  3. Put all other ingredients in a bowl.

4. Steam greens for 5 minutes.

5. Transfer to bowl and toss with dressing. I served mine topped with an egg.

So simple! Next time I’ll add in some olives or seeds, but this definitely will make it into my “quick meal” repertoire.

Speaking of random greens with dressing – the cilantro dressing from Trader Joe’s is so good! I topped some spinach with it and crumbled blue corn tortillas, and it was addicting.

You should get it.

Now concluding the greenest post ever.

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