Southern food is known for its comfort and ability to warm the soul, but this usually means at the cost of grease and calories. Not this time! Being from the South, I love a good bowl of collard greens to satisfy my comfort food craving. Whole30 doesn’t have to limit your southern favorites! Impress your family and friends with this VERY simple collard green recipe packed with flavor.
- 6 Cloves Garlic (minced)
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
- 2 Bunches of Fresh Collard Greens
- 1/4 Cup Water
- Handful of Chopped Walnuts to garnish (optional)
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Finely mince garlic and tear collards into small pieces or strips. Add olive oil in a large pot and sauté garlic until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic! Add in collards and generously season with salt and pepper. Stir until greens begin to wilt down then stir in sherry vinegar. Once the vinegar begins to cook out, add in the water to keep the greens moist and tender. Stir and cook down for another 4-5 minutes. Add chopped walnuts to garnish.
PRO TIP: To add extra southern flavor, cook the greens in bacon fat or ghee and add in freshly chopped Whole30 approved bacon bits to garnish. Enjoy!