Fruits and Veggies Matter Adult Recipe Cards by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public domain government resource

This version of the popular Southern dish uses orange juice for sweetness and red pepper flakes for spice. Serve with black-eyed peas and BBQ chicken, two other Southern favorites.

  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4



  1. Heat chicken broth and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Add collards and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Sauté garlic and onions for 5 minutes in a skillet.
  3. Add orange juice and wilted greens. Stir until well coated. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and serve.


  • Soak collard greens in water to remove dirt and grit. Rinse until the water is clear.


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