Summer is one of my favorite times of the year because I can reap the rewards of my garden I start in spring. I grew many things this year mostly from seed because I purchased a collection of 50 variety pack of veggie seeds on Amazon. Collard Greens was one of the most abundant crops that grew and they’ve been doing great since I planted them. They are hearty even through the droughts of the summer and keep making leaves.
There’s also many health benefits to dark leafy greens. Collard greens are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, a rich source of vitamin K, and a good source of iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. They also contain thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and choline
There’s many things you can do with leafy green vegetables but it’s difficult to think of something right off the cuff. My go to is an omelete or frittata. It’s an incredibly easy and delicious way to integrate them into your diet. For this recipe you can find collards usually at your local grocery store or at a produce market as well.
Garden Greens, Ham & Cheese Omelette
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Onion (Diced)
- 4 Slices Smoked Ham (Chopped)
- 1 Cup Collard Greens (Chopped)
- 1 Slice of American Cheese
- 4-5 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper (To Taste)
- Add 2 tbs of olive oil to a pan and put on medium heat. When the oil begins to get shimmery add the chopped ham. Cook until it begins to crisp a bit. Meanwhile whisk the eggs in a bowl and set aside.
- Add onions and cook until they become translucent. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the collard greens and cook until they become wilted and cooked through.
- When all the veggies have softened add the egg. Gently stir the center of the egg mixture with the veggies until it begins to form and then put on low heat.
- Add 1 slice of American Cheese and gently fold the edges of the egg toward the middle. Once the eggs firm up flip the omelette and cook for a minute or two on the other side. Once you're certain the egg is no longer runny on the inside move to a plate and enjoy!