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Braised Collard Greens

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

These Braised collard greens are 100% vegetarian, but you’d never guess. The smoked paprika gives them a wonderful smoky taste that will fool even the most dedicated carnivore into thinking you cooked them with a...


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bunches collard greens, leaves chopped, stems discarded
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cider or white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
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Nutrition Facts


92 cals


5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


8 g


3 g


2 g


4 g


400 mg


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally until translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add the collard greens, sprinkle some salt over them, cover and let steam for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the paprika, cook or a minute, then add the cider vinegar, and stock. Cover and cook over low heat for 40 minutes or until very tender.

Chef Tips

If you can’t find smoked paprika, you can sub in chipotle powder, or add a small dried chipotle chili in whole with the stock and vinegar. It won’t be as intense a flavor, but it will still add delicious smokiness.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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