Citrus Collards with Raisins

Adapted from Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine by Bryant Terry

ingredients

1 lb. collard greens

1 Tbs. olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.), or green garlic (about 1 stalk, though adjust to taste)

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

instructions

Stack several collard leaves atop one another, and roll into tight cylinder. Slice crosswise into strips.

Cook greens in large pot of boiling, salted water 8 to 10 minutes, or until softened. Drain, and plunge into large bowl of cold water to stop cooking.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add drained collards, raisins, and salt, and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in orange juice, and cook 15 seconds more. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

meal or course
first course, side, vegetable dish