Lemony Sauteed Collard Greens with Smoked Paprika

Lemony Sauteed Collard Greens with Smoked Paprika

This is a tasty way to use collard greens. The smoked paprika really lends a lot of flavor to this yummy side dish, so it's best not to substitute regular paprika. Makes a great side for any Southern-themed meal, especially for vegetarians!
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Trim the ends off of the collard greens where the stem is thickest. Stack leaves on top of each other and roll together. Cut greens into 1-inch pieces and rinse.
  2. Step 2

    Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 5 minutes more. Add greens and saute over medium heat, stirring frequently, until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, paprika, salt, and pepper; cook for 3 minutes more. Serve warm.