Savory Greens

Serves: 6


3 cups water

¼ pound skinless, smoked turkey breast

¼ cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper (optional)

2 cloves garlic, crushed

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon dried thyme

1 green onion, chopped

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 pounds greens (mixture of mustard greens, collard greens, kale, and turnip greens)


1. Place all ingredients except greens into a large pot and bring to a boil.

2. Prepare greens by washing thoroughly and removing stems.

3. Tear or slice greens into bite-size pieces.

4. Add greens to turkey stock. Cook 20 to 30 minutes until tender. Serve while hot.

Popular vegetable substitutions include: Collard Greens or Kale or Mustard Greens or Turnip Greens

Recipe and photo from "Soulful Recipes: Building Healthy Traditions" by California Department of Public Health. Adapted from recipe courtesy of National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Make this Sunday dinner dish pop with hot sauce.