Cutting-Edge Collards

The Twist: Hickory smoked salt adds a sizzling hit of pork-rich flavor (and zero fat grams) to thinly cut ribbons of greens.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Other: 25 Minutes


2 bunches fresh collard greens (about 3 lb.)
1 large red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons hickory smoked salt
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


1. Separate collard bunches into leaves. Trim and discard tough stalk from center of leaves; stack leaves, and roll up, starting at 1 long side. Cut roll into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Rinse slices under cold running water. Drain well.

2. Sauté onion in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add broth and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil.

3. Gradually add collards to Dutch oven, and cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or just until wilted. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until tender.

February 2011