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Let’s Cook: Collard Greens w/ Turkey Bacon

By January 27th, 20215 Comments

Let's Cook: Collard Greens w/ Turkey Bacon

Simple & Easy Collard Greens with Crispy Turkey Bacon
Recipe by: Chef Huda

Easy Collard Greens
2 lbs Collard Greens-Chopped
1 Large Onion-Chopped
3 cups Vegetable stock
4 Cloves of Garlic-Minced
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Kosher Salt*

*Please note: You may need more salt depending on your taste.

Crispy Turkey Bacon
1 package of Turkey Bacon Strips
2 teaspoons of Vegetable oil

Chef Huda’s Tip: When serving Greens you may want to add or have Hot sauce or Tabasco sauce for your guests to add to their greens.

Let’s get started

Wait…Please, Wash your Hands!

Now, let’s make something Pretty and Delicious!

Start by washing your Greens. Loosely fill a large bowl with Greens and then fill the bowl with cold water, let sit for 2-3 minutes. Vigorously move the Greens around the bowl before removing from them from the bowl. This should help remove any remaining dirt from your Greens. Cut your green into large strips, remove stems. Once your

Greens are cut place them in a large pot. Add in the onion, garlic, Apple cider vinegar, Kosher salt and Vegetable stock. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the pot boils, cover and reduce to a lower heat. Let simmer for 35-40 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Now, let’s start on our Crispy Turkey Bacon. Cut your bacon into thin strips. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add in oil. Once the oil is hot add in Turkey bacon. Cook until golden brown and crispy. Once done remove from heat and place on paper towel to drain any extra oil.

Once your Simple & Easy Collard Greens are tender and done, remove from stove and taste. Use a slotted spoon to plate the Collard Greens. It is ideal to serve your greens with a little of it’s juice. Garnish with your Crispy Turkey Bacon. Now all you have to do is Enjoy!

Chef Huda’s Healthy Tip: Collard Greens are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, K, calcium and iron. Vitamin A helps maintain a healthy scalp.

Celebrity Chef Huda, owner of Pretty & Delicious catering is a chef like no other, with an 1950’s Hollywood starlet flair, she has undeniable style and class, and a gift to create beautiful dishes that keep people craving more, She believes, “Not only should food taste good, food should be ‘Pretty and Delicious’ at all times.” Chef Huda’s delicious culinary creations have received national rave reviews from A-list Hollywood celebrities to Political Leaders. Multi-talented Chef Huda is also a food writer, food product reviewer, restaurant consultant and entertainment correspondent.


  • Anonymous says:

    ps – my greens are vegan, I don't add meat products,the smoked pepper simulates the smoky flavor. HTH.

  • Anonymous says:

    My recipe is similar to this! I also use "Trader Joe's South African smoke" pepper grinder. It adds the red pepper I like and a smoky flavor that is reminiscent of traditional recipes.

    ps. I also add a small amount of Barbados/Bajan chopped Green seasoning.

    This is not available at Trader Joes, but you can find brands in caribbean or hispanic food stores!

  • Anonymous says:

    Collard Greens can also be made with beef and tomatoes. 1st cook beef in a vegetable oil, add the tomatoes cook for a few minutes, then add the cut greens and cook until greens have wilted. Use salt to taste in the cooking process.
    The beef can be omitted if one is a vegetarian.
    This works with mustard greens, cabbage with curry, kale, and turnip greens.

  • Anonymous says:

    You can also prepare turkey bacon in a microwave oven without the oil. The bacon gets very crispy!

  • Anonymous says:

    sounds good and simple! I actually prefer turkey bacon

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