This vegetarian recipe is hearty, satisfying, and loaded with flavor! A great side, particularly with a sweet & spicy pork meal, or as a light main dish on its own. You will find winter-sweet collard greens and butternut squash at the market this week!

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 ounces collard greens, cleaned, stemmed and roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 10 ounces butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Fresh lemon juice or hot sauce, optional

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the shallots are soft, about 3 minutes.

Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic, ginger and a few grinds of pepper; stir until combined.

Add the collard greens, 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil, then cook, stirring occasionally, until the collards wilt, about 5 minutes.

Lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook until the collards are tender, about 15 minutes. Add the squash, cover and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Remove the lid, increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add the butter and toss to coat. Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon juice or hot sauce if using.