Originally posted June 12, 2012

Braised Collard Greens (vegetarian)

Braised Collard Greens (vegetarian) by alchemisty

this way of preparing collards brings out their great flavor while also adding richness with the butter, garlic and red pepper. I eat this as a main dish with some good toasted ciabatta bread, but it also makes a great side dish.


  • 8-12 large collard leaves
  • salt
  • 2-3 T butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 t red pepper flakes
4 servings


1. wash the greens, remove the long stems and tough ribs, and cut into 2-inch wide strips.

2. plunge the greens into boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. drain and reserve 1/4 C of the cooking fluid.

3. melt the butter in a skillet and cook the garlic and red pepper flakes. add the cooked collards and the reserved cooking fluid. Cook for 30 minutes, taste, and add salt if it's needed.

45 minutes



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Adapted from

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

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