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Steamed Collard Greens

Soul food in one skillet—velvety greens are steamed with garlic and onions, then topped with fresh lemon juice and pepper to taste. Simple yet delicious, this vegan recipe is always a winning side.

Serves 4
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
69 calories per serving


> 1 lb collard greens
> 1 tbsp canola oil
> 3 cloves garlic, crushed
> 1 cup chopped onions
> 1/2 cup water
> 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
> 1 thick lemon slice, quartered


Wash collards thoroughly to remove all traces of sand. Remove tough center stalk. Chop into thin strips.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onions and saute just until onions begin to wilt.
Add water and reduce heat to medium low. Add collards to skillet, pressing down to compact them, and cover with lid.
Cook 15 minutes or until tender.
Stir in pepper. Garnish each serving with a lemon wedge.

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