Basic Boiled Greens
A basic recipe for cooking boiled greens such as collards, kale, mustard greens and turnip greens.
Choose Your Greens:
Optional Seasonings to Taste:
Olive oil, butter, bacon grease
Salt, black pepper
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon salt per quart.
- Drop the greens into the water and cook, uncovered, until tender, 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the variety and how you like them. (Some people cook them far longer.)
- Drain, press out excess moisture, then toss with olive oil or butter, salt, and pepper. If you're using them for a filling, rinse under cold water, squeeze out the excess water, and then finely chop.
Makes ? servings.
Source: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Adapted recipe provided courtesy of The Leafy Greens Council.