Massaged kale is delicious, but you can massage other dark, leafy greens, too! Massaged collard greens are the stars of this fall salad with sliced apples, pecans, and Ginger-Apple dressing.
There are lots of delicious reasons to incorporate some massaged collard greens into your life. Like kale, collard greens are a superfood, and they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, and calcium. In fact, collards pack in more nutritional value per cup than kale. Check it:
This Massaged Collard Greens Salad starring seasonal apples and pecans is a delicious way to get more of this healthy green-and-leafy into your diet. Let’s cook!
Yields 4 servings
Massaged collard greens are the stars of this fall salad with sliced apples, pecans, and ginger-maple dressing.
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time
- 4 cups chopped collard greens, ribs removed
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 red apple, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup cup minced green onion
- 2 tablespoons coarsely-chopped ginger
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 cup chopped apple (about 1 small apple)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the collards, olive oil, lime juice, and salt. With clean hands, massage the collards until they turn a rich, dark brown and begin to wilt.
- Toss in the apple, pecans, and green onion, making sure everything gets coated in the oil and lime juice. The lime juice is going to help prevent the apples from browning, so be thorough! Serve topped with the Ginger-Apple Dressing (instructions below).
- Combine all of the dressing ingredients – except the salt and pepper – in your blender. Puree until you get a smooth mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
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Infographic via EatDrinkBetter.com. All images by Becky Striepe.