Down-Home Greens - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Down-Home Greens

Servings:4Serving Size:1 1/4 cup

If you like greens, you will love this recipe. The onions, garlic, and red pepper all work together to pack a punch.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pound collard greens, chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot or skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat and sauté onionand garlic for 2 minutes.
  2. Add red pepper flakes, paprika and collard greens and cook another minute.
  3. Add vegetable stock and apple cider vinegar. Cook covered until greensare tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.Serve immediately.


Make this recipe with any type of greens (kale, mustard, Swiss chard, turnip)or a combination.

Source: Becky Freeman, Social Marketing Research Project Coordinator for Kentucky Nutrition Education Program, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition facts per serving: 120 calories; 7g total fat; 2.5g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 10mg cholesterol; 90mg sodium; 12g carbohydrate; 6g fiber; 2g sugar; 4g protein; 130% Daily Value of vitamin A; 70% Daily Value of vitamin C; 30% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron