Sautéed Collard Greens

Serves 4. Recipe is from “The DASH Diet for Hypertension: Lower Your Blood Pressure in 14 Days Without Drugs,” by Dr. Thomas Moore, Dr. Laura Svetkey, Pao-Hwa Lin, Njeri Karanja and Mark Jenkins. Some of the research for the book was done at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

1 tbl. canola oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

11/2 lbs. coarsely chopped collard greens, stems and large veins removed

1/2 cup water

Splash of balsamic vinegar, optional

Freshly ground black pepper to taste, optional

1. Heat the oil in a wide sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, stir, and add the collards in batches.

2. Add the water and stir occasionally until the collards are bright green and tender. If desired, add a splash of balsamic vinegar and pepper to taste.

Nutritional information per serving: 84 calories, 4 grams fat, 35 milligrams sodium . Food group servings: 2 vegetables.