Vegetarian Southern-Style Collard Greens

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Great greens without the meat! Adapted from Sunny Anderson from the show Cooking for Real,Episode: Carolina On My Mind!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil and butter. Saute the onions until slightly softened, about 2 minutes, then add the red pepper flakes and garlic, cook another minute. Add collard greens and cook another minute. Add the vegetable stock, cover and bring to a simmer. Cook until greens are tender, about 45 minutes. Add tomatoes and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add a little smoked paprika and cider vinegar to taste if desired. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

These greens are delicious. I actually like them better than any of the pork-based ways to cook them, the flavor of the greens comes out better without the greasy meat. I use a can of chopped tomatoes, just because fresh are often quite pricey. Yum! After living in the south for a while as a kid, I never thought I'd have good greens again... but these are even better!

elephantearz October 08, 2011

These were fabulous! I was out of onion, so I omitted that and the smoked paprika. I added canned diced tomatoes, drained, and used frozen collard greens. I'll definitely make this again. Thanks!

amydietrichmark February 10, 2010