braised collards & lentils
Serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
- 1 large clove garlic, finely sliced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried cumin
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 large bunch collard greens, about 1/2 lb
- 2.5 cups broth (chicken or veggie)
- 1 cup dried green or brown lentils
- 1 bay leaf
- sea salt & pepper
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
how to make
- Heat oven to 350º F. Remove stems from collards and roughly chop.
- Heat oil in dutch oven or ovenproof pot with a tight fitting lid. Sauté the onion over mediun-high heat until it softens and becomes translucent. Add the garlic, oregano, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Continue to sauté until fragrant, and just beginning to become golden. Add a splash of water if needed to keep things moving, and reduce heat as needed to keep from burning.
- Add the lentils and broth and bring to a simmer. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove lid, add all the collards on top, put the lid back on. Transfer to the oven and cook for 35-45 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked through but not mushy.
- Remove from the oven, season with salt and pepper, and stir in ½-1 tablespoon of good balsamic vinegar. I like to serve topped with a dollop of hummus or greek yogurt.
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