What Do Collard Greens Taste Like?

Wondering how to make canned green beans taste better? Try these 11 easy tricks to make your green beans taste deliciously homemade

As much as you want to have a fresh vegetable dish on the dinner table at all times, sometimes it’s just not possible.

That’s why I always have some canned green beans stored in my pantry as a back-up. But I don’t just heat the green beans and call it a day – that’s a waste of time and money.

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Just because we’re using canned beans doesn’t mean we have to suffer through the undesirable canned flavor.

There are lots of ways to make bland and boring canned beans taste fresh and fantastic.

Just follow any of these 11 methods to get that fresh green bean goodness!

With these simple techniques, you can easily transform your canned green beans into a healthy and delicious dish!

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2. Chicken Broth

If you don’t have beef bouillon on hand, chicken or vegetable broth works just as well. Just pour the broth into a pot with the beans and wait!

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You can add bits of ham and your choice of seasonings to add more flavor.  Let it simmer for 30 minutes to several hours for maximum flavor and goodness.

How Do You Eat Green Mung Beans?

  • Whole Green Mung Beans can be eaten two ways – 1) Sprouted or 2) Cooked.
  • Sprouting Green Mung Beans activates a live, power-packed food with enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Those familiar with sprouting already know that eating sprouted foods is the way to go in order to ensure freshness and natural nutrition that processed foods lack.
  • Green Mung Beans are available all year round and can offer fresh sprouts anywhere as long as there is access to water.
  • Another way to prepare Green Mung Beans is cooking them, which still retains many of the nutritional and health benefits.

Do Kale and Collard Greens Taste the Same?

Kale and collard greens are very closely related. As we mentioned earlier, these cruciferous vegetables are both bitter, though collard greens are slightly milder.

The “green” taste is more pronounced in kale. This is in part why it tastes more bitter. Altogether, collard greens are softer and gentler in taste.

How to trim green beans

  1. First things first, rinse the green beans under cool water and shake dry.
  2. Next trim the stem ends from the beans. Especially if they are tough and withered. You can do this with a knife or scissors.
  3. Halve any very long beans.

Step Two: Thaw

Remove the green beans from the bag. Place them in a microwave-safe container. Add water and cover. Heat until the green beans are just warm. You don’t need to get them piping hot at this point. Drain the green beans and set aside. 

The Ancient Myth of the Mung Bean

Long ago in India, there lived a very saintly person. Mung beans and rice with yogurt was his entire diet (today known as ‘khichari’). He would make it each night and eat it for breakfast the next morning. This man was a radiant light, just from the food he ate. People would come from all over to be healed by him. Each morning they would form a line outside his door. Whatever sickness they had, he would give them mung beans and rice with yogurt and they would be cured! Since then, mung beans have also been called the “food of the angels,” the sattvic, heavenly food of yogi’s. You can live simply by eating this diet alone for years and be very healthy.

Collard Greens Serving Tips

Collards are the kinds of vegetables you want to save for hearty dishes. Now let’s see what you can do with these majestic greens. 

Collard greens are a mainstay of many Southern diets, but they’re typically cooked with ham. Check out this video for a flavorful vegan method of preparing collards.

Here’s what you need:

  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Veggie broth
  • Smoked salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Collard greens
  • Black pepper
  • Hot sauce

Further Reading: What Do Fava Beans Taste Like?

Here’s a vegan gumbo that you’ll want to try on comfort food nights. Note that the chef doesn’t specify vegan Worcestershire sauce, but make sure yours says that it’s vegan, or it will contain anchovies.

Grab these ingredients: 

  • Flour
  • Cooking oil
  • Bell pepper
  • Red onions
  • Celery
  • Collard greens
  • Garlic
  • Vegetable stock
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Italian seasoning
  • Dried fennel
  • Oregano
  • Gumbo filé powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Vegan Worcestershire sauce (make sure it’s vegan)
  • Rice
  • Scallions

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