Side Dishes

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Collard Greens

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Collard greens are large and leafy, and they are loaded with health promoting antioxidants. Your eyes will benefit if you add them to your diet because they contain beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. In the South, collard greens are a favorite of many. They are usually cooked in a pot with ham hocks. If you are a vegetarian, you may not want to make collard greens this way. Here’s an alternative recipe that’s not only meatless, but delicious too.

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1 large bunch of collard greens, washed and sliced into 2-inch pieces
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
½ cup vegetable broth
Bacon flavored pieces, as desired
Pepper to taste
Sauté the collard greens in the extra-virgin olive oil for about 3 minutes, or until tender. Stir as they cook. Add the chopped garlic, stir and sauté until the garlic is cooked but not brown. Add the vegetable broth and stir to blend. Stir in the bacon flavored pieces, then remove from the heat. Add the black pepper, if desired, and serve.
Nutritions

Calories
178

Sodium
162mg
6% DV

Fat
14g
21% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV