Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon

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Thinly sliced ​​cabbage, fried with bacon, garlic and olive oil, is the perfect side dish for New Year’s Day.

Sauteed collard greens with bacon

It is a tradition to eat collard greens on New Year’s Day because their green color symbolizes prosperity and prosperity for the year to come. This simple Collard Greens recipe is absolutely my favorite way to eat them. If you’re a vegetarian, just skip the bacon. Another Collard Greens recipe that I love is Kenyan Braised Collard Greens with Ground Meat, known as Sukuma Wiki.

Collard greens and bacon in a pan.

My father lived in Brazil for many years and collard greens, known as “couve”, are a popular side dish there. The greens also go well with these Brazilian black beans any time of the year.

Are Collard Greens Healthy?

It’s a good idea to include collard greens in your diet regularly because they lower cholesterol and have cancer-preventing properties. They’re low in carbohydrates and calories, and a good source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, and calcium. I eat collards because I like them, so having the added health benefits is a bonus.

How to clean collards

Collard greens can be very sandy and dirty, so it’s important to keep them clean.

  1. Rinse them off and place the leaves in a large bowl or saucepan filled with water.
  2. Wipe them around a few times, then let them sit. The grain starts to fall off.
  3. Remove the collards and pour out the water. Repeat this a time or two until the water runs clear.

How to Cook Collard Greens

Once your greens are clean, it’s time to prep them for cooking. Cut out the tough stalk in the center of each leaf. Then pile up a few sheets of paper, roll them up and cut them into thin strips.

What should I serve with Collard Greens?

If you’re making these collard greens for New Years Eve, be sure to serve them with Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas with Ham for extra luck! Pork is also considered a godsend, so these crispy breaded pork chops or pork chops with Dijon herb sauce are great protein options.

Collard Greens and Bacon

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Sauteed collard greens with bacon

Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 15th min

Total time: 20th min

Thinly sliced ​​cabbage, fried with bacon, garlic and olive oil, is the perfect side dish for New Year’s Day.

  • 1 disc bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 big Pile of Collard Greens, washed and dried
  • Salt-, taste
  • Remove the hard stems that run down the center of the leaf.

  • Stack some leaves, roll them and cut into thin strips.

  • In a large frying pan, heat the bacon over low heat.

  • When the fat is restored, add the oil and garlic and fry for about 1 minute until golden brown.

  • Put the chopped collards in the pan, season with salt and cover.

  • Cook until the leaves are tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Portion: 1/ 4 .., Calories: 73kcal, Carbohydrates: 7thG, Protein: 3G, Fat: 4.5G, Saturated fatty acids: 0.5G, Cholesterol: 1.5mg, Sodium: 68mg, Fiber: 2.5G, Sugar: 0.5G

Blue Smart Points: 1

Green Smart Points: 2

Purple Smart Points: 1

Points +: 2

Keywords: Collard Greens with Bacon, How to Cook Collard Greens, New Years Dinner, Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon

Posted December 29, 2020 by Gina

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