Collard greens are usually slowly braised in broth to soften its thick leaves to a fork tender texture. In this stir-fry recipe the same soft texture is achieved through a quick stir-fry. The collard greens are paired with Swiss chard and flavored with garlic and lemon. Dried Chiles de Arbol are added to give the dish a spicy kick.
A great vegetarian side dish to any meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves sliced
1 Bunch Collard Greens stems removed and leaves torn
1 Bunch Swiss Chard stems removed and leaves torn
1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
4 Dried Chiles de Arbol crumbled
In a large skillet place the olive oil over high heat. When the oil is hot and shimmering toss in the garlic and stir-fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds). In small batches add the collard greens and chard to the pan. Stir-fry until wilted before adding the next batch of greens. Continue adding batches of collard and chard to wilt until all the greens are in the pan. Continue to stir-fry the greens until the collard greens are soft (about 7-8 minutes). Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and dried chiles de Arbol to the skillet. Stir-fry until the leaves are well coated. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate to serve. Enjoy.