Collard Greens

Collard Greens

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Collard greens are meltingly tender when cooked for a long period of time. Smoked turkey in place of bacon adds the traditional smoky taste.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2 pounds fresh collard greens
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 smoked turkey neck bone or smoked turkey drumstick bone
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


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  1. Wash collard greens thoroughly. Cut off stems and discard. Coarsely chop collard greens and set aside. (You should have about 9 cups packed.) Heat oil in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add collard greens, broth, bone and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or until collard greens are tender. Remove bone and drain off any excess liquid. Serve warm with a slotted spoon.
  • Tip: If using a turkey drumstick, remove meat and reserve for another use; use only the bone for this recipe.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅓ cup
  • Per serving: 39 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 146 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 5,460 IU vitamin A; 18 mg vitamin C; 122 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 137 mg sodium; 144 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (109% daily value), Folate (36% dv), Vitamin C (30% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable

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