Wellness Wednesday: Mother’s Day Special, Vegetarian Collard Greens

This Wellness Wednesday is a Mother’s Day special! Join NJ SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Victoria Galarza and CFBNJ Network Relations Director and mom of 2 Carlea Milton-Sturdivant as they make vegetarian collard greens and provide some helpful cooking tips along the way.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound collard greens, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil and butter.
  • Saute the onions until slightly softened, about 2 minutes, then add the red pepper flakes and garlic, cook another minute.
  • Add collard greens and cook another minute.
  • Add the vegetable stock, cover and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook until greens are tender, about 40 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Serve and enjoy!