Collards with a Twist (of Lemon that is!) Recipe

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Collards with a Twist (of Lemon that is!)
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  1. With a sharp knife, cut away the tough stems from the leaves.
  2. Tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Mix the salt and lemon juice into the water in a 6 quart pot.
  4. Add the collards (they will cook down to half their bulk.) Add the bacon drippings, minced garlic, and the minced jalapeno.
  5. Bring to a boil, stir, and reduce heat to medium low.
  6. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove to a serving dish with a slotted spoon and garnish with the crumbled bacon sprinkled over the top of the greens.
  8. Serve the pot liquid in a small bowl along side the greens.
  9. Some people like more of it on their greens, and lots of people like it on their corn- bread instead of butter!
  10. ***Note:Ifyou cannot find collards in a bag , buy 2 bunches of fresh collards.
  11. Cut about 3 inches off the bottom of each bunch.
  12. Discard the tough outer leaves and try to pick out the freshest looking, most tender leaves.
  13. Rinse in cold water until no dirt or sand clings to the leaves, then follow the steps above.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 12.89 Kcal (54 kJ)
Calories from fat 5.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.63g 1%
Cholesterol 1.13mg 0%
Sodium 608mg 25%
Potassium 54.6mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.72g 1%
Sugars 0.51g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.51g 2%
Protein 0.59g 1%
Vitamin C 10mg 17%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 10.4mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 10.48 Kcal (44 kJ)
Calories from fat 4.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.51g 1%
Cholesterol 0.91mg 0%
Sodium 494.06mg 25%
Potassium 44.37mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.39g 1%
Sugars 0.42g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.41g 2%
Protein 0.48g 1%
Vitamin C 8.2mg 17%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 8.4mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 0.2
  • 0

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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