Brazilian Collard Greens

Total Time
5 mins
20 mins

Recipe courtesy of Ben Silviera. I have not tried this yet but plan to soon! Prep time is an estimate.

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  • 2 lbs collard greens
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 13 cup minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • kosher salt and pepper


  1. Remove and discard stems from collard greens and cut leaves into strips.
  2. Heat oil and butter in large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic, sauteing until brown.
  3. Slowly add collard greens, stirring until they reach the desired degree of tenderness, about 15 minutes (time will vary on your personal taste).
  4. Add kosher salt and pepper to taste.
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4 5

Pretty good. But sauteeing over medium high heat made the garlic burn a little. The greens were still pretty chewy/tough after 20 minutes, so had to cook a bit longer. I also added 1/2 cup beef broth which added to the flavor. Thanks for posting!

4 5

Something new and different for this Southern Gal used to a big 'ole pot with pot liquor and cooked-to-the-brink collards. I added some sweet red bell pepper to the saut?, sprinkled a little bit of sugar and it balanced bitterness of mature collards. Will make again!

5 5

Very very good. I like greens the Southern way but it is not very healthy with bacon etc. I am so glad I found this recipe so I can cook for my family. The taste is so simple, fresh, crunchy, tasty and so easy to do... I love it Cookidog and thank you for the recipe.