This recipe comes from our book "Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide."



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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes; cook until tender, about 1 minute. Add collard greens and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in pine nuts and lemon zest and juice. Season with salt.

  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta.

  • Add pasta and reserved water to skillet, tossing to coat. Serve immediately, garnished with lemon zest and sprinkled with cheese.

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Rating: 5 stars
I subbed my homegrown jalapeno for red pepper flakes, Ramen noodles for the spaghetti and ground toasted almonds for the pine nuts, and it came out great. Plus I had precooked the greens, but that was o.k. since I have many missing teeth. Previously my homegrown collards have been bland, but this perked them up greatly.
Rating: 5 stars
I was looking for a while for a healthy and tasty recipe with collard greens. I watched the video and followed the recipe. I had a family coming over for lunch and everyone loved it It is really a perfect, healthy dish!