Recently, I posted a picture of the delicious raw collard green salad I made. This salad was easy to make + gets better over time.
In my opinion, there’s not much better than fresh collards, you know . . . when the leaves are firm + crisp.
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Along with the greens are red onion + fresh garlic which are more of my favorites. I don’t eat a many sun-dried tomatoes, but they’re added, too.
Start with two bundles of fresh collard greens. Remove the stems (either cut the stem out or hold the stem in one hand and with the other hand, swipe down the leaf), roll lengthwise then slice.
I soaked the cut leaves in ionized acid water for 20 minutes. While the leaves are soaking, chop red onions, garlic + raw walnuts; slice sun-dried tomatoes.
Rinse + drain collars + pat dry. Add the greens to a large bowl, add onions, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, cranberries salt + pepper flakes. Add equal parts of vinegar of choice (I used homemade moringa vinegar) EVOO + lemon. Massage dressing into leaves and refrigerate for at least 6 hours . . . to allow leaves to soften. I like to eat salad at room temperature.
Ingredients for Raw Collard Green Salad . . .
2 bundles of fresh collard greens with stems removed, washed + thinly sliced
1/4 to 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves minced
10 to 15 sun-dried tomatoes thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper flakes
1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
3/4 cup of dried cranberries
salt (I use my salt blend of pink Himalayan sea salt, dulse + kombu)
1/8 to 1/4 cup vinegar (I use homebrewed kombucha vinegar)
1/8 to 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 to 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Use equal parts of vinegar, EVOO + lemon juice. This is my interpretation of the best raw collard green salad. Use your imagination to create your best interpretation.
In this salad, you can easily replace collard greens with kale.
If you make this salad, please let me know . . . don’t forget to post pictures.
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