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Vegan Collard Greens Recipe

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Greens don't need meat cooked with it to taste good; all it needs is some tender love and care with great seasoning selections and you won't even miss it...Promise!!


Collard Greens (clean, remove most of the rib and cut)



Smoked paprika

Sweet n' hot salad peppers

Liquid smoke

Chicken-less bouillon cubes


6 Ways to Add Smoky, Meaty Flavor to Your Meals without Using Bacon or Ham

1. Liquid smoke

The potent liquid is made from distilled hickory or mesquite smoke—and you only need a drop or two to add instant depth to meatless chilis, marinades, and homemade vegetable.

2. Smoked paprika

Plain paprika has almost no flavor. But the smoked stuff—which is rich, earthy, and delicious—is a totally different story. It's traditionally used in Spanish dishes like chorizo and paella, but it makes almost anything taste better.

3. Veggie bacon

 Eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, carrot and tempeh all make awesome meat-free bacon substitutes when you soak thin slices in a smoky marinade and bake them until crisp.

4. Dark beer

The smoky sweetness in porters and stouts is amazing in sauces and marinades.

5. Blackstrap molasses

The dark syrup is richer and less sweet than regular molasses, and it's exactly what you need to add robust smokiness to barbecue sauces or even savory baked goods like cornbread or beer bread. Bonus: Unlike other sweeteners, this one isn't nutritionally worthless. A tablespoon of blackstrap molasses delivers 20% of your daily iron and almost 10% of your daily calcium and magnesium.

6. Smoked salt

Use it as a finishing salt to up the savory deliciousness of almost anything you can imagine: soups, roasted vegetables, dips and spreads, whatever. Anything the stuff touches automatically tastes like it came out of a pit master's smoker.  



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