Marinated Collard Green Salad

Posted on Feb 3 2011 - 3:18am by Mike Lieberman

Collard greens are one of my favorite greens to eat. Most people usually cook them and couldn’t imagine eating them raw.

I’ve found a way that you can enjoy this hearty green in it’s raw and pristine state by massaging it down and marinating it. You would swear that it’s been cooked.

    What you’ll need:

  • One bunch of collard greens
  • One lemon or a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • A few slices of onion
  • Dash of sea salt
  • One clove of garlic
  • Teaspoon of raw honey
  • Teaspoon of olive oil
  • Dash of paprika
    How to make:

  • First make the marinade by dicing up the onions and putting into a small bowl or container
  • Squeeze the entire lemon over the onions or cover with apple cider vinegar
  • Chop up the garlic clove and add to onions
  • Let it sit on the side for the onions to soak in the lemon
  • Cut up your collards by placing the leaves on top of each other
  • Roll them up tightly and cut across into ribbons
  • Place into salad bowl and sprinkle with sea salt
  • Massage down the collards by hand
  • They should start to wilt down
  • Put bowl on side and finish of marinade
  • Add few drops of olive oil to the marinade
  • Also add your honey and mix or shake well
  • Pour marinade over the collards and work it in
  • Sprinkle on paprika
  • The collards will start to have a sauteed like texture
  • You can either eat the salad as is, let it sit to marinate or put in fridge to eat later

The longer you let this dish sit, the stronger the flavors become.