Recipe courtesy of JJ Johnson

Coconut Milk Braised Collard Greens

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
I've always been in love with creamed spinach but I wanted to take it up a notch. For me, that next thing was collard greens and coconut milk. The sweetness from the coconut milk with the bitterness from the collards meshed into something magical. And not to forget that dash of spice at the end, giving you all the life you need.



  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the shallots are translucent and the garlic is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add the collards, coconut milk and 5-spice powder, season with salt and cook over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced and creamy, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and serve.