Southern Style Collard Greens


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 turkey wing (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 pound collard greens
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 


  1. In a large pot, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add turkey wing. Reduce heat and cook for about 1 hour. Set aside.
  2. Chop onion, garlic and collard greens.
  3. In another large pot, heat oil and butter on medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes or until tender.
  4. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook 1 minute.
  5. Add collard greens and cook 1 minute.
  6. Add enough turkey stock to cover greens (about 4 cups). Add salt and bring to a simmer.
  7. Cook until greens are tender, about 40 to 50 minutes.
  8. Debone the turkey wing and add meat to the cooked greens before serving.

Helpful hints

  • Most greens get a bad rap for being high in potassium when actually it is the portion consumed that makes the difference. Many people eat more than 1/2 cup. Stay within the suggested portion to keep potassium down.
  • To include turkey meat as an entrée, cook several turkey wings or legs. Remove and discard skin from the cooked turkey and add the meat to the collard greens if desired.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 130

Protein 8 g

Carbohydrates 4 g

Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 30 mg

Sodium 174 mg

Potassium 218 mg

Phosphorus 72 mg

Calcium 140 mg

Fiber 2. 5g

Added Sugar 0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat 

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