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Collards With a Dash of Soul

Collards With a Dash of Soul 4.000
Oct 10, 2007

These lighter collard greens are cooked with a little bite to them, without the usual vinegar or meat flavoring.


Servings: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 2 bunches organic collard greens, preferably with smaller, darker leaves (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 to 2 medium Vidalia onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1 1/2 to 2 cups)
  • 3 to 4 medium cloves garlic, preferably organic
  • 1 medium vine-ripened or homegrown tomato, cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt

Directions

Wash each collard leaf 3 or 4 times; make sure they are impeccably clean. Place them on a cutting board; cut off and discard the tips of the stems, leaving the rest of the stems intact. Cut the stems into 1/4-inch pieces. Cut the leaves vertically into 1-inch strips, then fold over and cut horizontally to form 1-inch squares.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large (at least 10-quart) pot over medium-low heat, for 3 to 5 minutes.

When all of the greens and stems are cut, transfer them to the pot and stir to coat evenly. Add the onion, garlic and tomato, stirring to combine. Season with salt to taste. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally to make sure the greens do not burn, for about 30 minutes or until they are just tender and the onions have softened. Serve immediately.


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From Washington Post staff writer DeNeen L. Brown.

Tested by Chris Stanford.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 6): 99


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 5g 8%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 226mg 9%

Total Carbohydrates: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 6g 24%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 4g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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