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.

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!

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.

Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th • Points +: 2 pts   • Smart Points: 1
Calories: 72.9 • Fat: 4.5 g • Protein: 3.1 g • Carb: 6.8 g • Fiber: 2.4 g

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

Remove the tough stems that run down the center of the leaf. Then 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.