Don’t these tomatoes look amazing?
I usually buy a large bag of kale each week at Wegmans. This week there was no humongous bag of kale, but there was a curious substitute… a humongous bag of collard greens! I’ve never had them, but I’d heard they’re a southern staple and decided to try something new. I looked up some recipes online and came up with this, a mix of many…
Vegetarian Collard Greens Recipe | Healthy Collard Greens Recipe
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons vinegar (I like apple cider vinegar)
- 4 cups collard greens, chopped into 1.5 inch pieces
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (optional)
- (fake) bacon bits, for topping
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Saute the onion in the olive oil until tender (about 2 minutes). Use a big pan that you can fit all the greens + the water in.
- Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the chili powder, vinegar, and sugar; stir to let the sugar dissolve.
- Add the greens and let is simmer, covered, for about 25 minutes.
- Serve with chopped tomatoes, bacon bits, and salt and pepper to taste.
I hope you enjoy these healthy collard greens. It was so easy to take the traditional collards recipe and turn it into a vegetarian collard greens recipe. I’m not a vegetarian, but I really enjoy vegetarian food.