Collard Greens with Ginger Peanut Sauce: Recipe #137

Collard greens with ginger peanut sauce is a go-to side dish whenever we have extra veggies lying around. It tastes like a party in your mouth and is full of superfood nutrients. Get ready for some plant-based enjoyment!

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($7.50 total)

2 bunches of collard greens – $4.98
1/2 cup peanut butter – $1.16
1/4 cup soy sauce – $0.40
1 tbsp maple syrup – $0.24
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar – $0.27
1 tbsp ginger – $0.70
2/3 cup water – free

Directions for Collard Greens with Ginger Peanut Sauce

1. Prepare the sauce: in a medium pot, mix the peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, ginger, and water. Heat over medium heat and whisk until it starts to bubble, then turn it off. It will be nice and thick but will get more runny when you add the greens.

2. Wash, de-stem and chop the collards into bite-sized pieces.

3. Add the collard greens to the sauce and stir over medium heat. The collards will wilt and coat nicely in the sauce. Cook just until collards are soft but still bright green. 

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 3 = lots of leftovers
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness:  3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 3 = optimal nutrition
  • TOTAL: 18 – maximum score!

Experiment Outcome: This recipe gets added to our Family Favorites! 🙂

If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!