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Collards with Spicy Peanut Sauce


  • 1 bunch collards sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger or powdered if you can’t find fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • cup peanut butter
  • 1 hot pepper--jalapeno or similar finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon honey or brown sugar


  • Combine the ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, oil, peanut butter, garlic, and peppers (add peppers according your taste) into a bowl
  • Mix all ingredients except water with a whisk, then add water one tablespoon at a time and mix until smooth
  • Add the the collards to a pre-heated, oiled frying pan over medium heat for one minute
  • Add ⅛ cup of water and cover for 3-4 minutes (the collards should still be bright green, but soft)
  • Drain any excess water, add the peanut sauce a little at a time (taste as you go to be sure you don’t add too much), and mix well
  • Serve and enjoy!


NUTRITION FACTS Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutients: Vitamin K - necessary for blood clotting and assists with bone health Vitamin A - required for maintaining healthy mucusa and skin and is essential for vision. Foods rich in this vitamin are known to offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers Manganese - assists with bone production, skin integrity, and blood sugar control Vitamin C - helps to rebuild tissues and blood vessels, and keep bones and teeth strong Did you know? Don’t overcook! Like other cruciferous vegetables, overcooked collard greens will begin to emit an unpleasant sulfur smell. To help collard greens to cook more quickly, evenly slice the leaves into smaller pieces. Letting them sit for at least 5 minutes before cooking, helps to bring out the health-promoting qualities.