Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon

Collard greens sliced thin sauteed with bacon, garlic and oil. A perfect side dish for Brazilian black beans or black eyed peas with ham.

Collard greens sliced thin sauteed with bacon, garlic and oil. A perfect side dish for Brazilian black beans or black eyed peas with ham.Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon

My dad lived in Brazil for many years, and collard greens known as couve are a popular side dish there. I absolutely love them prepared this way, if you are a vegetarian, you can leave the bacon out. Still delicious!

If you have collard greens and don’t know what do with them, another dish I love is Kenyan Braised Collard Greens with Ground Beef, known as Sukuma Wiki.

It’s a good idea to include collard greens in your diet on a regular basis because of their ability to lower cholesterol and their cancer-preventive properties. Personally, I just eat them because I like them, so having the added health benefits is a bonus.

Collard greens sliced thin sauteed with bacon, garlic and oil. A perfect side dish for Brazilian black beans or black eyed peas with ham.

Collard greens sliced thin sauteed with bacon, garlic and oil. A perfect side dish for Brazilian black beans or black eyed peas with ham.
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Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon

1
Freestyle Points
72.9
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Collard greens sliced thin sauteed with bacon, garlic and oil. A perfect side dish for Brazilian black beans or black eyed peas with ham.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 slice bacon, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 bunch collard greens, washed and dried
  • salt

Instructions

  • Remove the tough stems that run down the center of the leaf.
  • Stack a few leaves, roll and slice into thin strips.
  • In a large saute pan, heat bacon on low heat.
  • When bacon fat melts, add oil and garlic, saute until golden, about a minute.
  • Add chopped collards to the pan, season with salt and cover.
  • Simmer covered until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th, Calories: 72.9kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.8g, Protein: 3.1g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.8g, Cholesterol: 1.3mg, Sodium: 68mg, Fiber: 2.4g, Sugar: 0.5g
Freestyle Points: 1
Points: +2
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