Collard Greens With Tomatoes and Garlic
photo by Rita1652
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- 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.
- 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.
- Remove the bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and jalapeno and discard; season with salt and pepper.
- This dish can be prepared a day in advance and reheated.
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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.
I really enjoyed this! I ended up cooking these for too long because DH distracted me while I was making dinner, but it just made the greens softer (not a bad thing, since collards are kind of a coarse green). I did cut up the tomatoes and garlic a little more than the recipe called for, because DH tends to pick out bigger chunks of tomatoes and garlic. Thanks for posting! Made for the Emerald City Shakers for ZWT7
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