"People tend to forget to eat salads and other raw foods in the cold weather. This salad is a good way to get your greens by combining somewhat heartier salad textures. I find that this salad is filling enough to be a main course, with a bit of bread or some rice cakes on the side. It will also work as an appetizer in a smaller serving." — jgmurphy
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collard leaves, trimmed and finely chopped
kale, trimmed and chopped
romaine lettuce, chopped
1/4 small head
red cabbage, chopped
Bosc pear, cubed
Bermuda onion, finely diced
orange bell pepper, diced
Florida avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
cherry tomatoes, halved
walnut halves, crushed
raisins, or to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons
crushed black peppercorns
Oh, YUM! What a deliciously wonderful salad! The dressing is just perfect! The only change I made was to omit the collard leaves. Otherwise this recipe is plain perfect! I want to arrange a dinner party just to present this salad! Thank you very much for the recipe!
I just made the vinaigrette from this recipe and added it to my salad along with avocado. It is delicious! I'm never buying store bought dressing again. Fresh is so much better!
I LOVE this. I hadn't ever used collard greens in a salad before, but I am so glad we tried it... the kids couldn't get enough. The crunch and the depth of flavor from all the greens is amazing. I would recommend NOT replacing with spinach ('tho I love a good spinach salad!) because it's just such a wonderful, unique change of flavor.
Delicious!! I used spinach instead of collard greens, but otherwise I followed the recipe. The dressing was really good as well. I'll be making this again.
If you're looking for a healthy, tasty salad that fills you up, look no further! It's good served fresh, but it's even better as leftovers (I made it Thursday and finished it today). Yeah, the pear and avocado got a little smooshy, but they were still tasty. (I suppose they could be added at every serving.) But the rest of it just gets yummier as it settles in with the dressing. I added a can of chick peas and left out the raisins. I bumped up the garlic because I love it. And I left out the collard greens and bumped up the rest of the greens to compensate. Those were my only changes. The dressing amount was perfect!
This review is for the dressing only. I was looking for a MyPlate homemade salad dressing and came across this one. The ingredient list looks very strange to me. I'm not sure I would have ever made it had all the reviewers before me not given this salad a glowing report. I'm so glad I did though. The dressing is delicious, and just a little gives great flavor to the salad. Definitely a keeper!
This is a great salad. Tons of flavor in the dressing. I substituted spinach for the collards. Other than that I followed the recipe and it was a big hit. Will definitely make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 250
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