|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 34g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 12g||45%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Kale and collard greens make a flavorful team in this stir-fry dish. This tasty and healthy side dish combines collard greens and kale and includes olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice to season it and give it that tang.
Enjoy this dish with fried chicken and homemade biscuits, or black beans and rice, or whatever you desire.
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Gather the ingredients.
Rinse collard greens and kale thoroughly.
Drain and cut out large, tough stems and ribs.
Slice the leaves into 1/4-inch strips. You should have about 8 packed cups.
Heat the olive oil in a well-seasoned heavy skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
Add half of the collard greens and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds.
Add half of the kale and cook stirring, for about 1 minute, or until the leaves begin to soften.
Add the remaining greens and cook, stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes, until the greens are tender.
Season with the salt, pepper, and lemon juice, and a few drops of hot pepper sauce, if desired.
- Make sure the greens are well washed. Collard greens, in particular, must be rinsed in several changes of water to ensure there is no grit still clinging to the leaves. Just fill the sink, or a large bowl, or dishpan with water, and swish them around. Refill and repeat until you don't feel any bits of sand in the bottom of the sink or container.
Should I wash kale or collard greens before storing?
When you bring home kale or collard greens from the store or farmer's market, it is best to put them unwashed and loosely wrapped in the fridge, where they will keep for up to five days. It is best to wash kale or collard greens prior to cooking them. This way, they will retain their crispness. Washing them before putting in the refrigerator can make them spoil faster, due to the moisture in their leaves.