Southern Style Greens

Greens are an excellent source of iron, calcium and vitamins. Instead of a kettle of greens simmered in pork fat all day, which can be high fat and high sodium, try this spa-style light version.   We love greens so much, we make them in place of chicken soup when we are ill.  Always what the doctor ordered. Serve with black beans and our spa style Corn Custard for a striking combination of colors and flavors. 

Southern Style Greens
Greens are an excellent source of iron, calcium and vitamins. Instead of a kettle of greens simmered in pork fat all day, which can be high fat and high sodium, try this spa-style light version. Serve with black beans and our spa style Corn Custard for a striking combination of colors and flavors.
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In: Cuisine
Recipes: Side Dishes
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of collard, mustard, chard, kale or turnip greens (or mixed)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • Black pepper to taste
Method
  1. Wash the greens carefully to remove sand and grit. Remove large or tough stems and chop or tear the greens coarsely.
  2. In a large pot, heat the oil and saute the onion and garlic until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the greens to the pot and cover for a few minutes. Remove lid and stir gently every 3-4 minutes, replacing lid each time to speed wilting
  4. Cook entire batch 10-15 minutes until greens are thoroughly wilted and softened. If a more soupy, softer consistency is desired, add fat-free chicken broth just to cover and simmer until soft.
  5. Remove from heat, add vinegar, soy sauce and pepper.
Notes
We use a bag of pre-washed, torn and mixed greens available from our local grocer and from Trader Joe's. If you prefer a smokier flavor, and don't desire a vegan or vegetarian version, you can omit the olive oil and instead pan-fry 2-3 slices of chopped Turkey Bacon. Remove the bacon from the pan and proceed as above, topping the cooked greens with the reserved, cooked Turkey Bacon before serving.
By the Numbers
Serving size: 1/2 cup | Cal: 80 | Fat (g): 1.5
 


 

April 22, 2014 | | Tags:

2 thoughts on “Southern Style Greens

  1. Kendra says:

    Never would have thought to add soy sauce to greens, but it adds an amazing flavor to them; love love love how they turned out!

  2. Weezie says:

    We LOVED this dish..it was so easy and quick. Full of flavor. So easy now that greens come pre-washed and in a bag at our local Trader Joes. Definitely a keeper.

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