No need for long boiling or steaming times with this quick and easy method for sauteed collards!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Total Yield 4 servings

Calories Per Serving 69 kcal

Author Yup, it’s Vegan


·         1 bunch collard greens (about 16oz)

·         1 tbsp olive oil

·         4 cloves garlic minced

·         1/4 tsp salt plus more to taste

·         1/4 tsp paprika

·         1/4 tsp ground black pepper

·         1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

·         1 tbsp mirin (or use apple cider vinegar or another “sweet” tasting vinegar)


1.    Warm the olive oil in a wide skillet. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 90 seconds. Add the spices (salt through red pepper flakes), stir, and cook for 30 seconds more until toasted.

2.    Stir in the collard greens, stirring well to coat with the spices, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until softened and reduced in size by about half. Add the mirin or other liquid, stir in well, and quickly cover the pan with a lid. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let steam, covered, for about 5 minutes.

3.    Remove the lid and stir well. If needed, continue cooking until desired softness is reached. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1 fourth recipe)

Calories 69Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g                                    5%

Monounsaturated Fat 2g

Sodium 78mg                      3%

Potassium 261mg              7%

Carbohydrates 8g              3%

Fiber 5g                                21%

Protein 4g                            8%

Vitamin A 121IU                 2%

Vitamin C 70mg                  85%

Calcium 26mg                     3%

Iron 4mg                               22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Garlic Sauteed Collard Greens originally printed from September 27, 2019