Best Ever Collard Greens

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Elmotoo

While futzing and fiddling with some extra collards I had languishing in the refrigerator, and thinking of some recent recipes I made, I tried this. Whoa! Yum! So, here it is; there is a sort of a sweet-and-sour thing going on.

Top Review by PaulaG

What a different and delightful way to prepare collards! I used a red onion as that was what I had and the cider vinegar option. The recipe was reduced to 2 servings and made a wonderful side with pot roast. Made for Aussie Swap.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the center ribs from the collards; wash well.
  2. Halve, stack, halve again, and cut into approximately 1/2" shreds.
  3. Peel, halve, and slice onion thinly.
  4. In very large pot, heat oil.
  5. Saute onion until caramelized.
  6. Add greens with their water; toss and cook until wilted.
  7. Strain mandarin oranges, reserving juice.
  8. Add orange juice to collards in pot.
  9. Lower heat and cover.
  10. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes until tender.
  11. Add vinegar and season with salt to taste.
  12. Cook just a few minutes more.
  13. Add mandarin oranges and toss until heated through.

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