Lemony Collard Greens

A fresh take on this Southern favorite will give you an antioxidant boost for your brain.
Serves 4

If you like things spicy, add a few hot pepper flakes with the lemon juice.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 pounds collard greens
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots or 1/2 red onion, chopped finely
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
Preparation: 
  • Remove stems and tough center ribs from greens and rinse well to remove dirt. Stack leaves and cut into 1-inch wide strips.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add collard greens and cook 15-20 minutes. Drain well on paper towels.
  • Heat olive oil in large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add shallots or onion, greens, and lemon zest. Season with salt to taste. Cook 5-7 minutes, tossing frequently.
  • Remove from pan and squeeze lemon juice over. Taste and add more salt if necessary.