GOOD GREENS: Sesame Collards

COLLARD GREENS! YUM! A hearty green that grows well through winter and spring + packs a lot of calcium!   Image from https://www.thespruceeats.com/mixed-greens-with-ham-3053954

COLLARD GREENS! YUM! A hearty green that grows well through winter and spring + packs a lot of calcium!
Image from https://www.thespruceeats.com/mixed-greens-with-ham-3053954

Sesame seeds  are an excellent source of copper, a very good source of manganese, and a good source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, Vitamin A, several B vitamins, selenium and dietary fiber.

Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, a very good source of manganese, and a good source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, Vitamin A, several B vitamins, selenium and dietary fiber.

Equipment

  • Large pot

  • Kitchen knife

  • Cutting board

  • Measuring cup

  • Tablespoon

  • Teaspoon

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (or oil of your choice)

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 3 bunches collard greens (1 ¾ pounds)

  • Salt

  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Instructions:

  • In a large pot, heat the oil

  • Add the ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook over high heat, stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  • Add the collard greens in 2 batches, wilting the first before adding more.

  • Season with salt and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the greens are just tender and the liquid is nearly evaporated, about 10 minutes.

  • Add the soy sauce, stir

  • Stir in the sesame seeds, transfer the greens to a bowl and serve.

Adapted from: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/quick-asian-style-collard-greens by Taylor Jost, Bonner Leader Intern from UNC