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Allison Fike’s Collard Greens Salad & Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

Collard greens are a traditional New Year’s Eve dish and a favorite Southern side.

This leafy green vegetable is also quite nutrient dense, packing in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K along with calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and several other minerals.

Allison Fike's Collard Greens Salad & Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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Recipe by Allison FikeCourse: SaladCuisine: American




    • 2 tsp.

      fresh lemon juice

    • 1 tbsp.

      Dijon mustard

    • 1 tbsp.

      apple cider vinegar

    • 1 tbsp.


    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    • 4 tbsp.

      olive oil

    • Salad:
    • 6 cups

      fresh collard greens

    • 1/3 cup

      vinaigrette dressing (see recipe)

    • 1

      small Pink Lady or Honeycrisp apple, cut in cubes

    • 1/3 cup

      dried cherries or cranberries (preferably with no sugar added)

    • 1/2 cup


    • 1/3 cup

      reduced fat feta cheese

    • 1/3 cup

      toasted walnuts


    • For the dressing, add the lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper to a bowl and whisk thoroughly. 

    • Slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens and is completely combined.

    • Wash the collard greens well. Pat dry with a paper towel then chop the leaves to your liking.

    • Add the collards to a large bowl and pour the vinaigrette over them. Mix well. 

    • Quarter the apple and remove the seeds. Cut in to bite-sized cubed pieces and add to the collards.

    • Add the cherries, blueberries, feta, and walnuts to the salad. 

    • Serve & enjoy!

    Did you know?

    • The collard green plant derived its name, “collard,” from a wild cabbage plant known as “colewort.”
    allison fike

    Allison Fike, of Hixson, is a culinary enthusiast who enjoys finding new healthy recipes.

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