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Collards (or other dark greens such as kale or chard) With Onion, Garlic and Tomatoes
Serves 1-2 (I can easily eat it all in one sitting)
Our grocery stores in town have almost gotten to the point that when I look at their produce, I think that I’m back in California—the salad bowl of the world. Everything looks so delicious and I do love my veggies. So, when I see those huge big collard leaves in a large bunch for really such an economical price, I cannot resist. It used to be that the rule was boil these dark leaved things like mad—long and hard. Well, of course very few people liked them. There was no taste left. So, here’s the way I cook them: easy and fast which results in a very healthy and delicately tasting treat. This is a colorful vegetable presentation that can compliment most any meal.
- 1 Large bunch of Collards(or kale or chard) well cleaned and rough chopped even the stems except maybe for the very,very tough ends of the stems
- 1 onion-rough chopped
- 1-2 garlic cloves-rough chopped
- 1-2 fresh tomatoes—I’ve been using Roma’s lately- quartered
- 1/4 C. olive oil
- S&P to taste
- Optional: fresh sliced mushrooms that have been already sautéed in either olive oil or butter and kept warm to place on top of your veggies
- Some freshly shaved or grated Parmesan
- In a large skillet heat the olive oil.
- When the oil is heated, place the onion and garlic cloves in the oil for just a minute or two and then add the greens. Stir them well and place a cover on the skillet.
- Cook the mixture about 5 minutes—stirring every now and then. It should be just a bit under done but if not cook a bit longer —-but not too long. Keep tasting and S&P now to your taste.
- Add the tomatoes, cover and cook about 1-2 minutes longer. You want them to just be warm.
- To serve, either top with your prepared mushrooms and Parmesan or with just the Parmesan.
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