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Brazilian Collard Greens (Couve a Mineira)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A typical Brazilian collard green recipe. The greens are served with almost any meal, but are often considered essential to accompany the Brazilian national dish, feijoada completa."
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45 m servings 129 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Gather collard leaves and roll into a log-shaped bundle; slice bundle crosswise into thin strips.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add collard greens; simmer until bright green, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in drained collard greens, onion, sea salt, and garlic; cook until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute smoked ham for the bacon if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 129 calories; 10.1 g fat; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 2823 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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All other Brazilian collard green recipes I looked at prepared them in a way where the finished product was still bright green. Seeing how that is the only way my husband will eat them, I skippe...