A southern tradition with a ginger flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the water, bouillon cubes, chopped onion, minced garlic, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and ginger powder in a large pot; bring to a boil over high heat. Add the collard greens, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until very tender, about 1 hour. Strain to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

37 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 6.9g 2% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterol 0.6mg; sodium 1564.5mg 63% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2011
It has been asked is this a soup? You can certainly make it one but it is a Greens dish like Spinach. The volume of liquid is used for boiling as the greens can be a little tough if not boiled sufficiently the left over Broth makes a great Soup base or you can add vegetables and make it a soup as the first reviewer has. Either way this is a good dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2011
First time cooking collard greens I picked this one because it has the simplest ingredients. But I'm not sure WHAT is it suppose to be (a soup?). I measured out the 3Qts of water boiled down a little bit. I'm going to add cooked sliced carrots to it and make it a soup. (Tastes a bit like spinach but not as strong flavor). Read More
(9)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2011
It has been asked is this a soup? You can certainly make it one but it is a Greens dish like Spinach. The volume of liquid is used for boiling as the greens can be a little tough if not boiled sufficiently the left over Broth makes a great Soup base or you can add vegetables and make it a soup as the first reviewer has. Either way this is a good dish! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2011
First time cooking collard greens I picked this one because it has the simplest ingredients. But I'm not sure WHAT is it suppose to be (a soup?). I measured out the 3Qts of water boiled down a little bit. I'm going to add cooked sliced carrots to it and make it a soup. (Tastes a bit like spinach but not as strong flavor). Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2012
I was really surprised at how good the flavors were together -- a great alternative to the neverending pork-flavored collard greens. I used a 1-lb bag of prewashed and chopped collards and a single can of chicken broth instead of all of the water and bouillon stuffed into a 4-qt pot and stirred after about 5 minutes when it had time to wilt some. Twenty minutes was plenty of cooking time leaving the collards a beautiful green and still intact but not at all tough. Using less liquid made the flavors more intense and I'm sure a whole lot less salty than 6 bouillon cubes! My teenager actually scraped his plate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2013
Not greasy! Great ginger kick. Don't be afraid to double the garlic and ginger. And definitely add fresh grated ginger...at least as much as the minced garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2012
Lots of good flavors enhancing the beautiful green leaves. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
Pulling together other reviewers' thoughts and suggestions I used a total of 2 cups of chicken broth in place of the quarts of water and bouillon. Also after adding the greens I let them cook for about 20 minutes rather than an hour. Other than that made as directed and it was absolutely delishe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2016
Hello I tried this recipe today. I changed a couple ingredients I a used one vegetable bouillon cube instead of broth and a tablespoon of sugar and olive oil. There's no need for all that liquid collards have lots of water in them you only need about a half cup water to 1 pound of collards. If greens are tough add a little baking soda it will make them tender. This dish was delicious! It's different from the typical southern style but good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2018
Great alternative to using lots of pork or bacon fat. Healthy and very delicious. I used tender collards from my garden and only cooked them 30 minutes. The collards were melt in your mouth tender. Read More
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