Meatless Monday: African Collard Stir-fry

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I love me some collards! There are so many ways to cook them and they make the greatest wrap instead of using a tortilla (cooked or raw). Check out this video of Seitan-stuffed Collard Greens to see how easy it is to make a wrap from collards!


Today’s Meatless Monday recipe is a beautiful and tasty dish using collards that is my take on a traditional African dish.

African Collard Stir-fry
Makes about 3 to 4 servings

1/2 cup water
2 cups sweet potato, cut in matchsticks
Pinch of sea salt
1 bunch of collards, stems removed, leaves cut in chiffonade
4 stems, thinly sliced on diagonal
1/2 cup carrot matchsticks
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons raisins

Heat water in a medium skillet with lid. When water gets bubbly add sweet potatoes and salt cover with lid and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile whisk together juice peanut butter tamari and curry. Add carrots raisins and collard stems with sauce mix in skillet. Simmer with lid on for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir in collard greens and simmer for another 3 minutes stirring occasionally to coat the greens with the sauce. Serve immediately.

Comment List

  • Lisa Rice 17 / 05 / 2010 Reply

    Thanks for this recipe! Collards are my favorite dark leafies!!

    • Christy Morgan 18 / 05 / 2010 Reply

      Lisa, collards rule. They are unappreciated, yet you can do SO much with them!

  • I have a bunch of collard greens begging to be in this recipe! Yum!

  • veganlisa 17 / 05 / 2010 Reply

    Wow, what a great mix of flavours. I bet it tastes fabulous.

  • Barb 21 / 07 / 2014 Reply

    Found this recipe in the China Study All Stars cookbook. It was delicious! Thank You!

    • christy 22 / 07 / 2014 Reply

      Thank you! That cookbook is so awesome!

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