Fresh Collard Salad

Collard greens are a popular southern dish. They are packed with Vitamin A, K and low in calories. Many of us have only ever eaten boiled collards. Don’t be afraid to try something new, like this salad with raw collard greens!


2 lbs fresh collard greens
1/2 cup golden raisins
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons walnut pieces, toasted
2 red apples, sliced into matchsticks


Thoroughly wash greens in water. Take 5-10 leaves and roll up lengthwise. Cut from tip of roll in very thin strips. Place into large bowl with raisins. In a separate bowl, whisk oils, vinegar and garlic together. Pour over salad and toss well. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 3 hours, or overnight. This allows the dressing to add flavor to the collards. Shortly before serving, toss in apples and walnuts.