Collard greens are a part of the acephala family of plants, which includes kale, broccoli, cabbage and spring greens. The name “collard” comes from the word for the wild cabbage plant, “colewort.”
Collard greens are a staple dish prepared in the Southern United States and widely recognized as a traditional comfort food. These greens are customarily an accompaniment to fatty meat such as ham hocks, turkey legs or pork neckbones.
However, this particular recipe is a vegetarian version of the widely consumed soul-food dish, and it’s jam-packed with a nutrient-rich broth, making it absolutely perfect for sopping up the juices with your favorite (cannabis-infused) cornbread.
Enjoy the deeply rich, earthen flavors of these greens brightened with the lively flavor of Super Lemon Haze, the perfect side dish to anyone’s Kwanzaa meal.
Sativa-dominant Super Lemon Haze lends an intense but sweet lemon-citrus flavor and an enjoyable earthy haze to this meal. One mouthful of these delicious greens infused with the medicinal properties of the haze will have you making this infused dish a mandatory staple in your home.
Super Lemon Haze is the super lovechild of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, brought to you by Green House Seed Company. The effects of this strain start off with an immediate physical high paired with a soaring cerebral sensation. Super Lemon Haze is a powerful strain, but one that offers the perfect balance between physical and mental medicinal properties. It is perfect for stimulating the appetite while relieving nausea.
This strain also delivers an uplifting, happy outcome for the psyche by relieving depression and stress. Even though it can be slightly dreamy, one will feel compelled to enjoy themselves in the company of their loved ones during the holiday Kwanzaa season.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 1 ½ pounds collard greens with ribs of leaves removed
- 1 large sweet onion, finely sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 quart vegetable stock
- 1 cup water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Super Lemon Haze olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Salt and pepper to taste as well
Step 1: In a large stockpot over medium high heat, add the butter, Super Lemon Haze olive oil, onions and garlic. Sautée until translucent. Add the red pepper and black pepper until fragrant.
Step 2: Add the greens and salt, then wilt them slightly. Next, pour the vegetable stock, water and apple cider vinegar over the wilted greens.
Step 3: Bring the greens up to a boil for a few minutes, then reduce to the lowest setting. Simmer the greens for 1 hour (or 2 hours for ultra-tender greens). Add a dash of apple cider vinegar then season with salt and pepper before serving.
Yield: 12 servings.
Dosage: Make your cannabis olive oil with 2 grams of Super Lemon Haze per 1/4 cup. The strain should test around 25 percent of THC. This will yield a dosage of 20.8 mg per serving.
Alternative Strain Suggestion
Strains that possess citrus-lemon terpenes and flavonoids are a great place to start. The following substitutes would be ideal if you didn’t have access to Super Lemon Haze:
- Lime Green Skunk: Tropical and tasting of citrus, the terpenes of limonene and pinene will energize you.
- Lime Haze: As the name suggests, tastes and smells of lime. Also great for combatting depression.
- Lemon Lime Kush: A happy hybrid whose spicy flavor will help you feel elevated.
- Chernobyl: Just like the nuclear disaster from which it takes its name, the effects of this strain will be long-lasting, but all good and euphoric.
If you can’t find these strains, don’t panic, just follow your nose and taste buds to finds strains that would complement the greens. When choosing another strain, keep in mind that the THC percentage will be different, therefore dose accordingly.