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Collard Greens: 5 Ways To Cook The Best Greens of Your Life

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Collard Greens: 5 Ways To Cook The Best Greens of Your Life
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When it comes to leafy greens kale gets all the attention but don't overlook the humble collard green. This vegetable is delicious, versatile and packed with nutrients. If you are looking for ways to cook with collard greens then allow us to inspire you in the kitchen with the following video recipes.

What Are Collard Greens?

Collard greens are beloved in the Southern United States. They belong to the same family as kale and broccoli. Similar to kale, collard greens have tough stems and a bitter taste that is mellowed by cooking.

Collard Greens Nutrition

One cup of collard greens contains just 11 calories but a whopping 36% vitamin A and 21% vitamin C. Collard greens are also a good source of magnesium, calcium, iron, and protein.

How To Cook Collard Greens: 5 Tasty Video Recipes

Southern Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey Legs

Southern collard greens possess a delightful tang and smokiness. Traditionally, the collards are braised in either smoked ham hocks or turkey legs and the flavor is irresistible. Try this easy recipe from Divas Can Cook.

Vegan Collard Greens

Instead of using animal products, this recipe uses liquid smoke and vegan butter to obtain a similar flavor. A touch of brown sugar sweetens the greens but doesn't overpower them. 

Collard Greens with Lentils

This creative recipe blends collard greens with red split lentils, which helps boost the fiber and protein content. Additional flavor comes from ginger, garlic and Indian spices.

Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John is a hearty dish composed of black-eyed peas, rice, and collard greens. It is a New Year's Eve staple across the American South as it is believed to bring prosperity.

Vegan Collard Wraps

Collard greens don't always have to be cooked and their large leaves make for spectacular wraps. Here is an easy vegan recipe infused with Mexican flavors.

Hungry for more?

If you love to eat your greens then check out this delicous recipe for a spinach-apple smoothie.

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