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Couve: Brazilian-style Collard Greens

Yogaville Recipes   |   February 24, 2020  |   by  ~Yogaville

Recipe by Ranjani Tutia

Couve is a delicious Brazilian dish of thinly sliced collard greens, cooked with garlic and onion and traditionally served as a popular accompaniment to feijoada, the Brazilian national dish comprised of black beans and pork. For Ranjani Tutia, E-RYT 200 and Ashram staff, this dish was one of the first she learned to make connecting her to her culinary heritage. Today, she shares her family’s special recipe.

Brazilian Couve


  • 2 bunches of collard greens
  • 5 to 6 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5-6 minutes

Serves: 4-6


Wash the collard greens and remove stem. Stack the leaves on top of each other with the curved edge on one side and roll tightly. Using a chiffonade cut, slice the roll crosswise with a sharp knife into thin ribbons. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and salt, stirring until garlic turns golden and fragrant. Add greens and saute 3-4 minutes until they soften, becoming bright green. Turn off heat and add salt to taste.

The Chiffonade Cut


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