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"Vibrate" Delicious Vegan Collard Green Salad w/ Red Pepper Vinaigrette

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This vegan collard green salad has it all - looks, health, and most importantly flavor. This is the perfect specialty salad for your next celebration or family Sunday dinner.

The salad blends different fresh vegetables and fruit and the vinaigrette helps bring out and balance the multiple flavors represented.

There are lots of different ways of preparing collard greens despite the perception that there is only one, i.e. Southern-style featuring greens stewed slowly in stock seasoned with smoked meat.

The deal is to try the different ways and figure out what works for you and let that vibrate in you. Jump on the collard green bandwagon and enjoy its many benefits.

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Beats and Eats (Collard Green Salad music pairing)

This light delicious salad calls for happy music with substance. This is a serious salad with thoughtful ingredients to hit on those functional nutrition needs. But this is also that salad that even the non-vegan and/or non-health focused would go for. AZ's "Sugar Hill" is the perfect track - it's upbeat, optimistic with a dope infectious beat.

Vegan Collard Green Salad Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • Collards Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Apple
  • Fennel Bulb

Red Pepper Vinaigrette

  • Maple Syrup
  • Olive Oil
  • Jarred Roasted Red Pepper 
  • Lime, Juiced 
  • Minced Garlic
  • Sea or Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper

How To Make Collard Green Salad (Video In Recipe Card)

Make the Vinaigrette

Add all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Stir well to combine. Set aside.

Make the Salad

Add all the ingredients into a very large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients well using your clean hands or with tongs.

Add the vinaigrette and toss the salad one more time. Allow the salad to sit for about 10 minutes before serving. This allows the vinaigrette to rid the greens of their bitterness. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

Salad Considerations and Tips

The thinner you cut the greens the better and faster they will absorb the vinaigrette

Don’t feel constrained by the ingredients. Utilize what you have available in addition to the collard greens. Pears are a good substitute for apples. 

Make sure you clean the greens thoroughly. It’s particularly important because we aren’t cooking these greens and you’ll want to ensure all the dirt and grit is washed clear.

Add other greens like kale or Swiss chard to the salad for more variety.

Grilled fish, shrimp, or chicken are good proteins to serve with the salad.

collard green salad on a white plate

More Collard Green Recipes 

Instant Pot Collard Greens w/ Smoked Brisket

Collard Green Slaw

Collard Green Pesto

Brazilian Collard Greens

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Collard Green Salad w/ Red Pepper Vinaigrette

This collard green salad has it all - looks, health, and most importantly flavor. This is the perfect specialty salad for your next celebration or family Sunday dinner.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Modern Soul Food
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch Collards Greens cut into thin strips and cleaned
  • 1 small Cucumber cut into match sticks
  • ½ medium Red Onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Roasted Red Peppers chopped
  • 1 Apple cut into match sticks
  • ½ Fennel Bulb sliced thinly

Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Roasted Red Pepper Brine
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

Make the Vinaigrette

  • Add all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Stir well to combine. Set aside.

Make the Salad

  • Add all the ingredients into a very large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients well using your clean hands or with tongs. Add the vinaigrette and toss the salad one more time. Allow the salad to sit for about 10 minutes before serving. This allows the vinaigrette to rid the greens of their bitterness. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

Video

YouTube video

Notes

The thinner you cut the greens the better and faster they will absorb the vinaigrette
Don’t feel constrained by the ingredients. Utilize what you have available in addition to the collard greens. Pears are a good substitute for apples. 
Make sure you clean the greens thoroughly. It’s particularly important because we aren’t cooking these greens and you’ll want to ensure all the dirt and grit is washed clear.
Add other greens like kale or Swiss chard to the salad for more variety.
Grilled fish, shrimp, or chicken are good proteins to serve with the salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1267IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
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