Spicy Collard Greens

Spicy Collard Greens
Contributor
Whole Foods

Trust us, you'll want to serve these tender, spicy braised greens with cornbread on the side so that you can crumble it into the bowl to soak up the "pot likker".

6
Servings
138
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 6 Cups water
  • 2 bunches collard greens, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper

Directions

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook, turning occasionally, until just crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, then carefully discard bacon fat and return pot to the stove. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop bacon.

Add water to pot and bring to a boil. Add bacon, greens, jalapeños, vinegar, salt, and pepper, reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until greens are tender and "pot likker" liquid is flavorful, about 1 hour.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
161mg
16%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
88µg
22%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
53mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
155mg
22%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
99mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
178g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Collard Green Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Collard Green Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.