Sautéed Collard Greens

I love to compliment the flavor of dark greens with a bit of shallots and garlic in my pan first!

Ingredients:

  • 1 shallot minced fine
  • 1 garlic clove minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 package of pre washed and trimmed collard greens
  • 1/2 tsp of chili pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:

Pour your extra virgin olive oil into a sauce pan and heat your pan to med high.  Once hot cook your shallots till soften and translucent this will take only 2 minutes then throw in your garlic and sauté for another minute.

Throw in your collard greens I bought rainbow collard greens and the colors were lovely. The colors of the stems and veins are such a contrast to the green it put a smile on my face. I know I'm weird and easily impressed :P

Ok toss this around as best you can it will wilt down quickly.

Now if you like a little heat I sometimes throw in some chili pepper flakes at this stage and continue to toss for another minute. Take off heat and salt and pepper your greens to taste. Serve and enjoy.

I made this as a side dish to my Polenta and braised beef short ribs. Check out those recipes too if you'd like :)

[recipe title="Sautéed Collard Greens" servings="4-6" time="15min" difficulty="easy"]

Ingredients:

  • 1 shallot minced fine
  • 1 garlic clove minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 package of pre washed and trimmed collard greens
  • 1/2 tsp of chili pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:

Pour your extra virgin olive oil into a sauce pan and heat your pan to med high.  Once hot cook your shallots till soften and translucent this will take only 2 minutes then throw in your garlic and sauté for another minute.

Throw in your collard greens and toss this around as best you can it will wilt down quickly.

Now if you like a little heat I sometimes throw in some chili pepper flakes at this stage and continue to toss for another minute. Take off heat and salt and pepper your greens to taste. Serve and enjoy.

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