Smoky Vegetarian Collard Greens


These vegetarian greens are smoky, spicy, and delicious. They're sure to appeal to herbivores and omnivores alike.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ white onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 bunch collard greens, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-size pieces

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until browned and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Add collard greens and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until greens are slightly wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Add broth, vinegar, brown sugar, liquid smoke, and paprika to the pan. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until greens are very tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Strain before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
8g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 26mg 128%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 142mg 3%

* 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.

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