Food Focus and Recipe: Collard Greens

Food Focus: Collard Greens


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-40 minutes (depending on cookware)
Yield: 2-3 servings



  • 1 bunch of fresh collard greens (chopped)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • fresh garlic (as much as you want)
  • olive oil
  • soup broth (vegetable or chicken broth)
  • salt & pepper to taste (we used smoke-seasoned salt)
  • red chili flakes to taste
  • tabasco to taste


  1. Sauté minced garlic in olive oil (medium heat)
  2. Add thinly sliced onions (I used red onions for better nutrition. See Bali Food Plan
  3. When the onions are starting to soften, add the collard greens.
  4. Add a few ounces of broth
  5. Season to taste with either Himalayan sea salt or a smoked-seasoned salt.
  6. Add a sprinkle of red chili flakes.
  7. Cover the pot and once steam has built up, reduce the temperature to low heat. (I used an InstantPot and used the “steam” setting for 20 minutes.
  8. Add tabasco to taste before serving


What are Collard Greens?

• Loose-leafed green plants
• Species: Brassica oleracea 
• Family: cruciferous

Possible Health Benefits

Cardiovascular (heart)
Skin & hair

Studies indicate that Collard Greens can reduce risk of glaucoma, may prevent cancer, and could provide detox support.

Source: What are Collard Greens? Nutrition Facts & Benefits, By Jon Yaneff, Food for Better Health

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