PointsPlus Quick and Crunchy Collard Greens Recipe

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PointsPlus Quick and Crunchy Collard Greens Recipe
Quick and Crunchy Collard Greens

Quick and Crunchy Collard Greens

Collards are typically stewed or braised. Here, they’re cut into strips and quickly sautéed — remaining very crunchy, full of flavor and texture.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 spray cooking spray  
  • 2 cloves (medium) garlic cloves, minced  
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes  
  • 1 ½ pounds collard greens, stems removed, the leaves thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoon table salt  
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic begins to brown at the edges, about 1 minute. Add the collards and salt. Toss well, then continue cooking, tossing all the while, until the collards just begin to wilt but are still crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Raise the heat to high and pour in the balsamic vinegar. Stir and toss for 1 minute as the balsamic reduces to a glaze. 

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Quick Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.