Raw Collard and Apple Salad

Raw Collard & Apple Salad

I love my greens! I enjoy hearty meal-type salads and I’ve been making a few lately that we really enjoy! Kale is my go-to salad green but I’ve been trying to venture out. I came across this Raw Collard and Apple Salad from my latest favorite vegan food blog MELOMEALS: Vegan for $3.33 A Day. You can use collard greens or kale – I used collard greens. I love the spiciness of the dijon mustard with the sweetness of the raisins! I’ve been eating this with my collard wraps for lunch, it’s just so awesome that it keeps in the fridge and doesn’t wilt and sog like regular salad!

Raw Collard and Apple Salad


Raw Collard Salad
4 c finely chopped collard greens
½ c diced celery
2 c diced or shredded carrots
2 c apples, diced ( toss with ½ t apple cider vinegar before adding to salad )
4 T toasted sesame seeds
1 c golden raisins
1 t chunky sea salt ( less if using fine salt )
2 t onion powder
Pinch stevia powder or 3 T agave or honey
¼ t cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
¼ t white pepper
3 T olive oil
2 T Dijon mustard
3 T apple cider vinegar
Toss everything together with your hands. Allow salad to sit for an hour ( or overnight ) before eating. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Collard Greens... in case you didn't know :-)

Strip leaves off of the tough stem (chop stem and add to soups for extra fiber)

I roll the leaves and chop them this way, then chop them again into smaller bites

Add chopped celery

then carrots... I like extra carrots...

chop your apples and add

toast your sesame seeds until fragrant - I use my cast iron pan (dry)

Add sesame seeds and golden raisins

Combine dressing ingredients

Add to salad

Mix together with your hands, let sit in fridge for a few hours or overnight before serving


It was yummy with my leftover sushi!

Raw Collard and Apple Salad

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  2. AW Reply

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. . . .Tx!

  3. Jenny Reply

    Wow!! Just made this tonight and loved it!! Huge hit with my daughter and she doesn’t like cinnamon or nutmeg. We’ll be making this a regular go to salad in our house.

    • Hi Jenny! Glad you all enjoyed it! My daughter loves it but only if I cut the collards into tiny pieces. :-)

  4. Thanks for posting!
    I didn’t have apples so I substituted grapes! Tasted fantastic. Can’t wait to make it with apples :)

    • Ooh! Grapes are a fantastic idea! Thank you!!!

  5. Kristy Reply

    This salad was amazing! I’d never tried collards before, but this has made me a fan. Thanks for posting!

    • So glad you enjoyed it! Someone suggested grapes instead of apples, I plan on trying that next!

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