Savory Collard Greens

Savory Collard Greens recipe | RealFoodCarolyn

My Savory Collard Greens recipe is packed with flavor and cooks up quickly. In fact, the greens are still a bit “crisp-tender” and retain their color.

Not to worry, the technique is easy. So grab a big bunch of collards from the farmers market this weekend, pull out a big skillet, and let’s get some greens going!

Savory Collard Greens


  • 1 large bunch collard greens, organic
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (can substitute butter, lard, coconut oil, other healthy fat)
  • 1 tablespoon diced shallot
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Celtic sea salt or other unrefined salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Ground nutmeg or mace
  • 1/4 cup minced bacon, cooked


  1. Rinse the collards well, then roll-and-cut into large strips. Dry in a salad spinner or kitchen towel and set aside.
  2. Warm ghee or other healthy fat in a large skillet over medium heat then sauté diced shallots until just tender and translucent.
  3. Add collards and toss with tongs, moving the greens around quickly to wilt them evenly.
  4. Add chicken broth and continue to toss the greens, allowing the broth to simmer rapidly and reduce/evaporate.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg.
  6. Top with bacon and serve!


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7 Responses to Savory Collard Greens

  1. Mika February 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    So healthy and delish!

    Coming from Melt in Your Mouth Monday. Visit my blog and say Hi!

  2. Daja and Kristina March 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    Looks so yummy! And I have all that stuff in my fridge right now! Might have to whip some up for dinner! 🙂

    • Real Food Carolyn March 25, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the Savory Collard Greens!


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