Recipe: Clean & Easy Collard Greens

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Collard greens. They are typically associated with lard or bacon and some delicious deep-fried comfort food. Even these health-promoting greens start to lose their nutritional punch when a southern celebrity chef would throw the collards into a pan with a stick of butter or bacon grease. We always found her show on the Food Network more revoltingly gruesome than The Walking Dead.  Because of this, we have sought to share with people how to make clean and easy collard greens.

<10 minutes


1 bunch of (organic) collard greens

1 bunch of radishes or 1-2 medium daikon radishes

1/2 tsp soy sauce or tamari (optional)


Cut and remove stems from the collard greens. Fold one side of the collards over to the other and roll up until it looks like a little burrito. Use a knife to slice the them, chiffonade- style (yes, we’re getting fancy here and so can you!). Put the sliced collars into a pan with about 1/2 cup of water. While they are cooking, you can start grating the radishes. Once the greens are cooked to your liking, use some tongs to move them onto a plate. Decorate with a topping of radish and add soy sauce or tamari if desired. This is a great side dish!

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