Emerald Collard Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean your love affair with salads has to end. With fall in full swing and winter drawing nearer it is time to embrace deep evergreens, blood red, and crisp autumn yellow colors – in our food that is (not just our wardrobe). Try this delicious collard green salad to titillate your taste buds.

A close up shot of an emerald collard salad with pomegranates, squash and pumpkin seeds

Try this delectable emerald collard salad for an autumn-inspired vegan meal

Emerald Collard Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Author: Bauman College Staff
Serves: 6

2 bunches collard greens, stems removed, thin chiffonade
¼ cup olive oil, divided
½ tsp sea salt, more to taste
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1 delicata squash, seeded, roasted, and sliced
¼ cup pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
2 medium fuyu persimmons, diced
1 medium pink lady apple, diced
¼ cup pomegranate seeds

Prepare collards as directed and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with 1–2 teaspoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Massage greens with your hands, kneading and squeezing until they begin to wilt and become soft. Set aside.

Add vinegar, remaining olive oil, and salt and pepper to a mason jar. Secure the lid and shake until well combined. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Add dressing to salad, just enough to coat the ingredients. Toss in squash, pumpkin seeds, persimmon, apple, and pomegranate seeds. Serve and enjoy!

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