Spicy Braised Collard Greens

Collard Greens

Spicy Braised Collard Greens

Collard greens are a great non-dairy source of calcium. They do not need to be cooked with salty pork to get that great smoky tasteu2026 try a little Liquid Smoke instead and add the taste without the salt.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 lbs collard greens cleaned and coarsely chopped with tough stems trimmed away
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ small yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • black pepper to taste
  • hot sauce as desired


  • Add olive oil to a heavy large pot; heat to medium-high.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 6 minutes.
  • Add collard greens and sauté until beginning to wilt. Stir in broth, red pepper flakes, Liquid Smoke; bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until greens are very tender, stirring occasionally, 45-60 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Season black pepper.
  • Serve with hot sauce as desired.
  • Enjoy!


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Hi, I’m Mona. I have been living with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) for over ten years. As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) I help others with MS to navigate the nutrition superhighway and make sustainable progress toward their unique wellness goals.

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