Garlic + Butter Sautéed Collard Greens

Collard Greens Cooked

Another delicious way to eat greens. These buttery, garlicky greens make the perfect side dish alongside any meal. Or just whip up a batch to snack on. They’re that good. Collard Greens are typically the forgotten green leafy vegetable, but with this super simple recipe, you’ll have a reason to eat them more.

[green leafy collard greens.]

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts servings: about 4  Ingredients about 1 pound Brussels sprouts, ends removed + halved 1-2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp honey 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar sea salt + black pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large backing sheet with parchment paper. Add Brussels sprouts to baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, sea salt + black pepper [enough olive oil to coat well]. Using hands, massage oil and spices into Brussels sprouts, coating them evenly in oil. Roast for 20-30 minutes until they become slightly brown and crispy, or until desired doneness. Remove from oven and add warm Brussels sprouts to large mixing bowl. Pour balsamic vinegar and honey on top and toss to coat evenly. Serve warm.  serving suggestion: pair these Brussels sprouts alongside Blackened Salmon or Dutch Oven Chicken or have them as a snack or on top of a salad.

You want to remove the tough white “rib” of the collard green leaves before eating. The easiest way to do this is by holding the stem of a single leaf with one hand, and using your other hand, slide your hand down the rib, separating the leaf from the rib. Repeat this with all leaves and discard the ribs. Now you’re ready to get chopping and cooking.

[chopped collard greens + minced garlic + organic butter]

Collard Greens Garlic and Butter

Boiling the collard greens in water before sautéing them will ensure they are tender and it will help reduce some of the natural bitterness. Once boiled, the greens can be sautéed in olive oil, butter, garlic, sea salt + pepper. The butter really gives these greens some extra flavor and that melt-in-your-mouth quality, so don’t skip it.

Check out the full recipe + directions below!

[ready to eat.]

Collard Greens Sautéed

Garlic + Butter Sautéed Collard Greens

servings: about 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches of collard greens, de-stemmed + chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp organic butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt + black pepper to taste

Directions

Bring large pot of water to a boil. To prepare collard greens remove the center “ribs” and discard. With remaining leaves, cut into size-size pieces. Add collard green leaves to boiling water and let cook for 10-15 minutes until slightly tender. Drain liquid and squeeze any remaining liquid from leaves. [if leaves are full of water, the oil + butter will splatter when collard greens are added to sauté pan]. Heat large sauté pan on medium heat. Add butter and oil and heat until butter is melted. Add minced garlic and collard greens. Sauté for 5-8 minutes until garlic is cooked and fragrant and collard greens are tender. Remove from heat and serve.

serving suggestion: pair these collard greens alongside Blackened Salmon or Dutch Oven Chicken.

Collard Greens Cooked

 

Garlic + Butter Sautéed Collard Greens
 
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Serves: about 4
Ingredients
  • 2 large bunches of collard greens, de-stemmed + chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp organic butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt + black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. To prepare collard greens remove the center "ribs" and discard. With remaining leaves, cut into size-size pieces. Add collard green leaves to boiling water and let cook for 10-15 minutes until slightly tender. Drain liquid and squeeze any remaining liquid from leaves. [if leaves are full of water, the oil + butter will splatter when collard greens are added to sauté pan]. Heat large sauté pan on medium heat. Add butter and oil and heat until butter is melted. Add minced garlic and collard greens. Sauté for 5-8 minutes until garlic is cooked and fragrant and collard greens are tender. Remove from heat and serve.
  2. serving suggestion: pair these collard greens alongside Blackened Salmon or Dutch Oven Chicken.

Did you try this recipe? What’s your favorite way to eat collard greens? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

 

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