People tend to forget to eat salads and other raw foods in the cold weather. This salad is a good way to get your greens by combining somewhat heartier salad textures. I find that this salad is filling enough to be a main course, with a bit of bread or some rice cakes on the side. It will also work as an appetizer in a smaller serving.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Salad:
Dressing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix collard greens, kale, romaine, cabbage, pear, onion, orange bell pepper, avocado, carrot, tomatoes, walnuts, and raisins together in a large bowl.

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  • Combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, oregano, chili powder, mustard, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a glass jar with a lid. Cover jar with lid and shake vigorously until dressing is well mixed. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat.

Editor's Note:

Please note ingredient substitutions and serving size difference when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 43.8g 14% DV; fat 27.8g 43% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 394.1mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2013
Oh, YUM! What a deliciously wonderful salad! The dressing is just perfect! The only change I made was to omit the collard leaves. Otherwise this recipe is plain perfect! I want to arrange a dinner party just to present this salad! Thank you very much for the recipe! Read More
(27)
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2013
Oh, YUM! What a deliciously wonderful salad! The dressing is just perfect! The only change I made was to omit the collard leaves. Otherwise this recipe is plain perfect! I want to arrange a dinner party just to present this salad! Thank you very much for the recipe! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2013
I made this salad two nights in a row and each time I was assembling the ingredients I was thinking "really??" But it works! And it's amazing! There are a lot of ingredients but it comes together very quickly and is beautiful to boot! That said I had to make some changes... no collard greens or romaine at the store so I used boxed spring mix and more kale; no orange pepper; toasted almond slivers instead of walnuts; half a small red cabbage; cut the oregano to 1/2 tsp (I don't like oregano). Leftovers are okay because the dressing doesn't soak everything. Just incredible! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2013
I just made the vinaigrette from this recipe and added it to my salad along with avocado. It is delicious! I'm never buying store bought dressing again. Fresh is so much better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
Loved this salad! All the different ingredients made for wonderful flavour combinations. I didn't have collard greens so used spinach and spring mix greens instead. The dressing was really nice. My husband commented on the dressing as well as how nice the pears were. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2013
This review is for the dressing only. I was looking for a MyPlate homemade salad dressing and came across this one. The ingredient list looks very strange to me. I'm not sure I would have ever made it had all the reviewers before me not given this salad a glowing report. I'm so glad I did though. The dressing is delicious and just a little gives great flavor to the salad. Definitely a keeper! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2013
Best salad I have ever had! Used kale and regular mixed salad and toasted almonds instead of walnuts. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
I LOVE this. I hadn't ever used collard greens in a salad before but I am so glad we tried it... the kids couldn't get enough. The crunch and the depth of flavor from all the greens is amazing. I would recommend NOT replacing with spinach ('tho I love a good spinach salad!) because it's just such a wonderful unique change of flavor. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2014
My family and I have enjoyed this salat tonight and it was loved by ALL!!! The receipe is spot on. The crunch of greens and veggies and walnuts along with savory flavors and hint of sweetness of the dressing and pear. Lastly it looked fabulous and is super healthy. ITS A WINNER. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2013
I made this incredibly delicious salad as a main dish. There were no collard greens available so I used a little more kale. The salad is full of texture and flavour. Read More
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