HOLIDAY RECIPE SERIES-Chef Joya’s Mama’s Black And White Greens

When I tell you I love me some greens, especially collards. And cabbage is a close second. And would you believe Chef Joya had the audacity to combine both… AND jalapeños!!!! Listen 👏🏾 To 👏🏾 Me 👏🏾 this is good holiday eatin’!! I trust Chef’s Joya’s Mama’s Black & White Greens will become a holiday favorite of yours and mine! Please scroll down for ingredients, instructions and more on details on Chef Joya.

Chef Joya’s Mama’s Black and White Greens

Mama’s Black & White Greens


  • 1 lb. collard greens, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 small cabbage head, sliced thin 
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1 tsp smoked salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Add olive oil to a 6-quart pot, over medium heat.

Sauté onions, garlic and red bell pepper, in the oil.

Add collard greens and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and apple cider vinegar. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Mix in the vegetable stock, bring to a boil, and simmer for 35 minutes.

Add the sliced cabbage, agave nectar, and liquid smoke.

Cook on low for an additional 15 minutes.

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