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How to Cook Collard Greens | Zesty, Garlicky Stir-Fry

Skillet filled with stir-fried zesty garlicky collard greens, topped with lemon wedges

Let’s get cooking with these healthy and delicious collard greens – they’re nutrition-packed and taste amazing paired with onions, garlic, and lemon juice.

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Instructions

  1. Prepare the collard greens by removing the woody stems, then roll up the leaves and cut them into 1/4 inch / 6mm strips. Set aside. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic and sauté until the garlic is fragrant and the onion has softened.
  3. Sprinkle in the crushed red pepper, a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper, stir to combine. Then pile in as many collard greens strips as you can. Don’t worry if they don’t fit – the first handful will wilt quickly, and then you can add the rest. 
  4. Stir-fry the greens until they’re just tender, and are still vibrant and green, around 3-5 minutes.
  5. Take the stir-fried collard greens off the heat and add a generous squeeze of lemon juice. Sprinkle with a little extra crushed red pepper, salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately! Enjoy!

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