Buttery Collard Greens and Onions



A simple way to cook collard greens without using bacon.


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5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 10 large
    collard green leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 small
    white onion sliced thinly
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    coarse black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    warm water

How to Make Buttery Collard Greens and Onions


  1. Thoroughly wash the collard green leaves under cool water and pat dry. Remove the main stem/vein from the center by cutting along the edge of it on each leaf. Roll the de-veined leaves up like you would cinnamon roll dough. Slice across the roll in 1/4 sections. This will produce ribbon shaped collard greens.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the onion and cook until the onion is soft...about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for one minute.
  3. Add the collard greens to the pan. Sprinkle them with the salt and pepper. Sir them frequently for about 5 minutes until they just start to soften. Add the warm water to the pan and turn the pan down to simmer. Cook off the water, stirring periodically for about 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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About Buttery Collard Greens and Onions

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

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