The World's Healthiest Foods

Mediterranean Collard Greens

Collard greens are a highly nutritious green that is rich in calcium, and becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. This recipe gives you an easy and great tasting way to enjoy them. New varieties are milder tasting. Try it this way, whenever you have the chance, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Mediterranean Collard Greens Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 bunch collard greens chopped about 8 cups
1 TBS lemon juice
1 tsp soy sauce
2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
extra virgin olive oil to taste
salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Bring lightly salted water to a boil in a steamer with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Separate the stems from the greens by folding in half and cutting along side the stem, or pulling out stem. Roughly chop the greens.
  3. Add collard greens to steamer basket and steam covered for about 7-10 minutes, until tender.
  4. Toss with rest of ingredients and serve.

    Serves 4 as a side dish

Healthy Cooking Tips: Toss the steamer basket up and down a few times with cooked collard greens to drain out excess water from steaming. This will keep the dressing from tasting diluted.
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