Total Time
48hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 48 hrs

I love these sweet and sour greens from Rozanne Gold, a favorite cookbook author. Choose your favorite green or use a combination. They need two days in the frig before using. These are especially good as a side for soup, particularly Smokey Red Beans, posted separately. Cook time includes refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and spin-dry the greens and chop; combine the water, sugar, vinegar, salt and peppercorns in a large pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Add the greens and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes; cool and pack in a 1 quart jar with a lid; refrigerate for 2 days before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

Unique and tasty. I have been snacking on this all week. Used two different kinds of kale, to make the texture interesting. Every once in a while I get a whole peppercorn in my mouth- it's like a pepper explosion, which I like. Next time I will probably cut back on the amount of sugar as it is a tad bit too sweet for my taste. Thanks for posting this!

4 5

This recipe was tasty. I have been using frozen collards with sugar and rice wine vinegar, kosher salt and pepper flakes for years, the advantages to this is no waiting.

3 5

I'm not a "greens" girl - this was given to me as a challenge - and these were good. I used mustard greens, which I have never had or bought before. I went the sugar route instead of the splenda. The "pickle" juice was pretty good - opening the door to other possibilities - just for fun. Herkimer - I have some with your name on them! :)