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SOUTHERN COLLARD RECIPES FOR PERFECT DIET

SOUTHERN COLLARD GREENS

Southern collard recipes are high in vitamin A and C. These veggies are said to have antioxidant properties. They have essential minerals, fibre and vitamins that can prevent early hunger and help you lose weight. Southern collard recipes are best enjoyed when they are not overcooked or boil. It is best to simmer till it gets tender. Sometimes, they can be very bitter, but you can reduce that by adding salt or lemon juice. Its bitterness is not so different from that of kale.

Also, before cooking your collard greens, wash them several times with cold water to remove dirt. Its leaves are usually dark green, and stems are tough, remove them before cooking. A cup of boiled collard greens contains 770 micrograms of vitamin K. Below are some southern collard recipes that can keep you healthy. Some of the ingredients used in these recipes include ginger, garlic, onion, red pepper flakes, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, cumin and more.

Southern Collard Recipes

1.    Southern Collards with Cornmeal Dumplings

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One of the best southern collard recipes to try. It combines collard greens and cornmeal dumplings alongside other ingredients.

      Preparation Time: 30 minutes

      Cook Time: 60 minutes

      Total Time: 90 minutes

       Serves: 6

       Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 medium yellow onion
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 cups of water or chicken broth
  • 1 pound of collard greens
  • 2 medium garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of light brown sugar
  • ½ cup of low-fat milk

Preparation

  1. First, place a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
  2. When it gets hot, add onion and saute for about 5 minutes or until it becomes translucent.
  3. Then, add garlic and cook for a minute again. When it starts browning, add collards, poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon of salt, paprika, and saute for about 2 minutes.
  4. Next, pour your water or broth gently into the saucepan. Cook your collard mixture for 15 minutes. Ensure that you cook uncovered and stir occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, start preparing your cornmeal dumplings while cooking collards. Combine and whisk baking powder, cornmeal, flour, sugar, and salt.
  6. Add butter and mix with your fingertips. Also, add milk and stir with a wooden spoon to combine well. Then, let it to stand for five minutes.
  7. When it is ready, roll tablespoons of dough into balls (keep your hand wet, so it doesn’t stick).
  8. Next, put the dumplings on your collard greens. Cover and cook for about twenty minutes over low heat. Dumplings would look puffed up when they are ready.
  9. Lastly, adjust taste with salt and pepper if needed. Place in a bowl and serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 5g; Carbohydrate 22g; Protein 4g; calories 143 kcal.

2.    Southern Collard and Sweet Potato

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This recipe is an example of simple southern collard recipes dish that combines sliced sweet potatoes and collard greens into a very delicious meal.

      Preparation Time: 10 minutes

      Cook Time: 20 minutes

      Total Time: 30 minutes

       Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • A bunch of collard greens
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of grapeseed
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of yeast
  • 1 yellow onion
  • Fine sea salt

Preparation

  1. First of all, add olive oil into a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Then, put a layer of sweet potatoes and sprinkle onion and peppers over it. Also, season your mixture with salt. Repeat this process till you exhaust all your vegetables.
  3. Next, cook the mixture until your sweet potatoes start getting brown at the bottom or in about 5 minutes.
  4. Now, flip over potatoes with a spatula. Cover and cook it for 5 minutes more. Potatoes would be brown at the bottom.
  5. Add collard greens, fold it in and cook, stirring occasionally and uncovered. Cook until all your vegetables are very tender or after 10 minutes.
  6. Then, season lightly with black pepper and add yeast.
  7. Lastly, season with salt and more pepper if needed. Serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 4g; Carbohydrate 21g; Protein 5g; calories 98 kcal.

3.    Southern Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey Legs

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Collard greens are cooked with onion, garlic, chicken broth and turkey legs to make a nutritious dish.

      Preparation Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

       Serves: 6

       Ingredients

  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • A bunch of collard greens
  • 1 fully cooked smoked turkey leg
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

Preparation

  1. First, separate collard green stems from leaves. Wash your collards thoroughly in cold water to remove dirt.
  2. Then, add a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot, add onions and garlic. Saute until it is tender.
  3. Next, add chicken broth, turkey leg and pepper flakes. Cook for about thirty minutes.
  4. Now, add collard greens, cover and simmer for 60 minutes or until it gets tender. Collard greens will wilt down as they cook, do not boil them.
  5. After cooking, add seasoning to your taste if needed. If your chicken broth is well seasoned you might not need more seasoning.

  Nutritional Facts

  Fat 1.4g; Carbohydrate 4.0g; protein 5.6g; calories 92 kcal.

4.    Southern Collard Greens with Garlic

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Garlic sauteed collard greens require only 10 minutes of steaming. This would help reduce the bitterness of your vegetable.

      Preparation Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 25 minutes

      Total Time: 30 minutes

       Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 heads of collard greens
  • ½ cup of water or chicken broth
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • Fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. First of all, place a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Then add your garlic and cook for 3 minutes, continuously stirring until it becomes golden.
  3. Next, add red pepper flakes and simmer for about 30 seconds.
  4. Now, add collard greens and a teaspoon of salt.
  5. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low, add water or chicken broth and cover until greens are tender.
  6.  If you still have water in the pan after 10 minutes, raise the heat to medium-high and cook without covering it.
  7.  When all the water evaporates, transfer into a bowl and serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 3g; Carbohydrate 8g; Protein 4g; calories 69 kcal.

5.    Vegan Southern Collard Greens

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These vegan southern collard greens is a simple but delicious recipe

      Preparation Time: 20 minutes

      Cook Time: 1 hour

      Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

       Serves: 6

       Ingredients

  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 lbs of collard greens
  • 1 teaspoon of applewood smoked salt
  • Black pepper
  • ½ small yellow onion
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of applewood smoked salt
  • Hot sauce

Preparation

  1. First, put olive oil in a large deep skillet.
  2. Then, add onions and sauté over medium heat until it is tender. Add garlic and cook both till it fragrant or for about 3 minutes.
  3. Next, add your vegetable broth. Add smoked salt and red pepper flake to the vegetable broth to season it.
  4. Now, taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Reduce heat and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add greens, and cook till it wilts down. It should take about 1 hour 30 mins.
  6. Then, add vegetable broth if needed. Make sure you check on it every 30 minutes.
  7. Lastly, add smoked salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper and hot sauce to greens. Serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 3g; Carbohydrate 8.9g; Protein 2.4g; calories 63 kcal.

6.    Spiced Southern Collard Greens

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Spiced southern collard greens combine different spices which include cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, and ginger.

      Preparation Time: 10 minutes

      Cook Time: 20 minutes

      Total Time: 30 minutes

       Serves: 8

       Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 8 cups of water
  • ¼ stick of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 ½ pounds of collard green
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon of kosher salt
  • A large onion

Preparation

  1. First, boil water in a large pot. Then, add salt and collards and gently boil until it is tender or about 15 minutes.
  2. Next, drain the water and chop your collards.
  3. Now, place the pot over low heat, add butter and leave it to melt.
  4. Then, add onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. After 5 minutes, add ginger, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Next, add chopped collards, increase the heat to medium and simmer gently.
  6. After 10 minutes, uncover the pot and simmer for a few minutes more before serving.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 4g; Carbohydrate 9g; Protein 5g; calories 113 kcal.

The above southern collard recipes have the best and healthiest cooking process for collard greens. The key to a tasty vegetable dish is buying a fresh vegetable. More so, you should cultivate the habit of eating vegetable with any meal. It is very healthy and nutritional.

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