Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.


Most Helpful

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!

StacyMD187373 June 30, 2009

I'm brazilian and this side dish was a everyday staple growing up. My parents used 1 sliced yellow onion, 2 to 3 garlic gloves chopped and minced and they used to slice the collard greens into "thin as spaghetti" strips. I hated them as a child but love them now as a adult.

Sara D. July 07, 2016

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!

TesB September 05, 2012

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