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About the Author: John Immel, Asheville, NC

Collard Greens with Potato, Lemon & Turmeric

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Collard Greens with Potato, Lemon & Turmeric Ayurveda Recipe
Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingDigestive Effects Help
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
Diuretic, Diaphoretic
Effect: Prana, Alkalizing, Sattvic, Tejas
Meal: Lunch-Dinner
Recommended for: Spring
Type: Greens
Style: Western
Occasion: Dinner-party
Preparation: Boiled
Nutrient: Antioxidant
Color: Green, Yellow

Servings: 3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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ayurvedic perspective

Bitter collard greens and turmeric help thin and move the blood, destroying Kapha. Lemon and black pepper assists digestion of the heavier potato and sunflower oil.

About Collard Greens with Potato, Lemon & Turmeric

Simple and delicious, there are many variations. Although this recipe uses lemon others make collard greens with vinegar.
Weights & measures


2 pinchBlack PepperVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
2 lbsCollard GreensVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
1/4 wholeLemonVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
1 wholePotatoVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
1 pinchSalt (Mineral Salt)Vata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha aggravating
1 tspSunflower OilVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravating
2 pinchTurmericVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
1 cWaterVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravating


Chop collard greens finely. Place all ingredients in water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer until potatoes are soft and collard greens tender and easy to chew.

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.

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I made this and substituted vinegar for the lemons and ghee for the sunflower oil...I must say it is delicious!! It is very close to southern collards that I grew up with in NC...Very pleased with this and the entire web site, it make things very simple when looking for foods that compliment my Kapha dosha!! Thanks!! Misty

- Misty, Flat rock, NC, 06-04-10 (Reply)
I used kale instead of collards!! What a great recipe!! Thank you!!
- Kim, Tacoma, WA, 09-23-12 (Reply)
We used one sweet potato and one white, and also made a "dressing" of honey, vinegar, pepper and lemon. It was delish, but next time I think I'll roast the potatoes and then throw them in at the end and toss them with the dressing.
- Catherine Perry, Bronx, NY, 10-05-14 (Reply)
It was very simple which is what I wanted, but next time I will add some sort of flavor that will aid in pacifying my vata dosha. Also, I did not have as much collard greens as the recipe called for so it was more potato than collards.
- Britney, 04-02-16 (Reply)
I have different Kales in my garden, so using that tonight, also substituting sunflower with olive oil....
- Desiree Butzer, Cape town, 11-15-16 (Reply)

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