Collard Greens, Cornmeal, and Sausage Soup (Sopa de Fuba)
Cornmeal thickens the broth in this comforting soup from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Todd Coleman
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Collard greens braised with ham hock and doused with vinegar and hot sauce is such a popular Southern American dish that people often think the vegetable and the dish are the same thing. But to associate the bitter greens solely with the soul food staple is to ignore everything else the vegetable can do. In some households, children grow up eating collard greens on New Year’s Day to symbolize wealth in the new year, and in other homes, collard greens are a year-round delicacy served in soups, salads, or by themselves, seasoned in skillets. Whether you’re looking to try a new leafy green on your sandwich or sauté this vegetable as a side dish, our best collard greens recipes have you covered.

Braised Collard Greens with Pickled Trotters

While you can use store-bought trotters in this dish, we pickled our own, which add a similar kick of acidity and deep hammy flavor. Get the recipe for Braised Collard Greens with Pickled Trotters »
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Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbleized Eggs, and Espresso Aïoli

Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbleized Eggs, and Espresso Aïoli
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Grilled Greens and Leek Tops with Chile-Garlic Sauce

When buying leeks for this dish, cookbook author Amy Thielen says to look for ones that have all or most of their dark green tops still attached. If trimmed leeks are all you can find, use the dark and light green parts only. Get the recipe for Grilled Greens and Leek Tops with Chile-Garlic Sauce »
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Brazilian Beans with Smoked Pork, Rice and Collards (Feijoada)

Brazilian Beans with Smoked Pork, Rice and Collards (Feijoada)
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Softshell Crab Sandwich with Collard Slaw

A crisp collard slaw and tangy tartar and cocktail sauces top pan-fried softshell crabs in this classic sandwich. Get the recipe for Softshell Crab Sandwich with Collard Slaw »
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Shredded Collard Green Salad With Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Shredded Collard Green Salad With Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Sautéed Collard Greens with Six-Hour Caramelized Onions

Rich, sweet caramelized onions are swirled into this simple side dish, giving the sautéed greens an umami-like bittersweet flavor. Get the recipe for Sautéed Collard Greens with Six-Hour Caramelized Onions »
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Collard Greens, Cornmeal, and Sausage Soup (Sopa de Fuba)

Cornmeal thickens the broth in this comforting soup from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil.
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Pepper Pot

Colonial Philadelphia, with its busy waterfront, was well influenced by trade from points south. Among the most famous Caribbean culinary imports was pepper pot. The rich, spicy stew of beef, pork, root vegetables, and greens became a staple in Philly, where West Indian hawkers advertised it with cries of “pepper pot, smoking hot!” Today, at City Tavern, a colonial-style saloon, this version is served. Get the recipe for Pepper Pot »

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