This recipe of Ground Turkey with Collard Greens was another one of those that just happened to come about from what I had available. We had gotten the collard greens in our CSA box, and I had sauteed them that night with some garlic scapes (also from the same box). The recipe below uses garlic instead of garlic scapes.
I had some frozen turkey breast on hand that I wanted to cook up the following day, so I added the collard greens. It turned out great! Or, as my dad used to say when he would improvise in the kitchen, “Not bad for a quick throw-together.”
Ground Turkey with Collard Greens For Those on a Diet
If you’re going low carb, this dish is great served with a side of broccoli or string beans. You can also try it over a bed of riced cauliflower, or if you’re carbing up, just serve it over a bed of rice.
When I made this dish, my greens were already cooked, but I usually would make this dish all at once, as described below. It’s really a quick and super easy dish. I love all my friends and family’s feedback on this recipe, so give this one a try!
Ground Turkey With Collard GreensPrint Recipe
- 1 pound of ground turkey breast
- 1 large bunch of collard greens or other green of your choice
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons of ginger, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of Sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Chinese 5 spice powder
- Clean and rinse collard greens.
- Remove and discard the thick stems, then chop the remaining greens
- Place skillet over medium heat
- Add sesame oil to the pan
- Add turkey breast and begin to crumble
- Add onion, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, Sriracha, and five-spice
- Continue to crumble turkey breast until fully cooked and browned and until onions are translucent
- Add collard greens and cook until wilted