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Simple Sautéed Collard Greens

Author A recipe from Cedar Down Farm


  • 5-6 large collard greens
  • 1 onion , shallot or leek
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Rinse collards and remove inner stem by cutting with a share knife alone the spine to keep each side of the leaf intact.
  2. Stack leaves and roll up into a cigar shape.
  3. Slice the roll into rings then cut each ring in half to get 1 inch pieces of collard.
  4. Dice onion.
  5. Heat butter and oil over medium high heat until butter is melted and hot.
  6. Add onion and sauté 3 to 4 minutes until translucent.
  7. Add collards, apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Sauté for 5 to 8 minutes until collards are tender.
  9. Throw in raisins in the last 2 minutes if desired.

Recipe Notes

Makes a great side dish. Add 1/4 cup of chopped fried bacon if desired for a smoky flavour!