Collard Greens With Tomatoes and Garlic

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a dish popular in the southern US states and originally comes from Africa.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat; add the garlic, onions, and jalapeno and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, collard greens, bay leaves, and thyme; cover, reduce heat to medium low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until collards are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and jalapeno and discard; season with salt and pepper.
  4. This dish can be prepared a day in advance and reheated.
Most Helpful

We have vegetarians in our family and it's hard to find a good collard greens recipe that doesn't have bacon in it. Well, I think we finally found one! I used minced garlic because it's what I had on hand and I doubled it because we love garlic. I also threw a little extra onion in. DD didn't like them at all but DH and I both enjoyed them.

whtbxrmom October 21, 2015

These were very good. They had a very different flavor than my normal bacon and onion greens, and I liked the acidity from the tomatoes. The thyme also added great flavor. Would make these again.

ChelseaW June 08, 2011

Aah home grown greens added to these ingredients so good. I did make the day before and reheated. Thanks for the healthy eats. Made for ZWT 2011

Rita~ June 08, 2011