Simple and Fresh Collard Greens

Recipe by The Easy Vegan
READY IN: 13mins


  • 1
    cup collard greens, chopped
  • 12
    garlic clove, minced (optional)
  • nonstick cooking spray or 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Chop your greens into 1 inch strips that are no longer than 4 or 5 inches long (or you'll be getting a mouthful of stringy greens!). (I like to cut down the middle of the leaf and then put one half on top of the other and chop into strips).
  • Rinse your greens (This is an important step! The water that stays on helps these cook to perfection).
  • Heat your skillet to medium and spray or add oil, and garlic if wanted. Then just add your greens (these will shrink down a lot so you can do it in a small pan) and stir just until all greens have just turned bright green, usually not more than 3~ minutes.
  • Turn up to medium-hot and fry for 30 more seconds or until greens are just tender.
  • Toss with salt and pepper to taste (for this amount I usually use about 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper). Serve with your favorite entree :)!