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!

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.

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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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings , Serving Size: 1/4th

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 1
  • Points +: 2
  • Calories: 72.9 calories
  • Total Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 68mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.8g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Protein: 3.1g
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