Easy Japanese-Style Vegan Collard Greens

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I made this impromptu for my family, and everyone freaked out. It contains no meat, so it's perfect for vegetarians or those who are trying to cut down on meat. It's amazingly simple to make...no more than 15 minutes, start to finish.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil

  • 1 bunch collard greens, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons gomasio (such as Eden Organic Foods®)

  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch sea salt to taste

Directions

  1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok until sizzling; add collard greens, gomasio, and mirin. Cook until collard greens are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Stir garlic into collard green mixture and cook just until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds; remove from heat. Season with additional sea salt if desired.

Cook's Notes:

If you cannot find gomasio, simply buy sesame seeds and toast them lightly in a dry skillet. Then transfer seeds to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and coarsely grind with a ratio of 1/4 cup sesame seeds to 1 teaspoon sea salt.

I prefer to cook the collard greens at a medium-high temp for a short period of time, thereby preserving the pungent flavor of the greens.

Onion can be added to this dish if fried for five minutes before adding the collards, but I enjoy the character of this dish without them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 83mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.