Sweet Collard Greens with Ham and Beans

Glazed Ham + Lima Beans with Maple-Mustard Collard Greens


For this recipe, I steamed the collards for about 10 minutes in a liquid composed of 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp dried mustard and red pepper flakes.


I cooked the ham (pre-chopped, frozen and thawed leftover from Easter) and beans (soaked and cooked over the weekend) in a separate skillet and then de-glazed with an ounce of white wine (you could skip that step). The steaming “broth” on the bottom leftover from the collards was sweet and light – yum! There are a few toasted almonds on top!



You could use bacon in this recipe, or honey ham from the deli. And canned or frozen lima beans!

This dish was about 350 kcal, 15 grams fiber and 27 grams protein.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 dohfiddle July 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Great recipe great photo`s makes me feel like making it right now !


2 ESB August 27, 2010 at 6:54 am

I made these! AWESOME!!!


3 Whitney December 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Mmmmm….I just made this for dinner with some collards that I have had in the fridge. I added a bit of spiced apple cider to my veggie stock instead of the maple syrup, plus an extra dash of crushed red pepper for an extra sweet, salty, spicy combo. It turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration!! It was a totally low-cal dinner, but so enjoyable that I will be satisfied until morning…except for an impending clementine snack!!!


4 Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen March 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

This looks like a fantastic collards recipe! Chef Jay Pierce


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