© Con Poulos
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45 MIN
Serves : 12

Collards are often paired with bacon, but our new favorite twist is to flavor the greens with spicy pepperoni. Slideshow: Pizza Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a pot, heat the olive oil. Add the pepperoni, shallots and garlic and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until 
the shallots are softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the collard greens in large handfuls, stirring and letting each handful wilt slightly before adding more.

Step 2    

When all of the collards have wilted, add 1/4 cup of water and a generous pinch of salt. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the greens are crisp-tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir 
in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and serve.

Make Ahead

The cooked collard greens can be refrigerated overnight.

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