Oi Gente,

Well, I loooove me some collard greens on the regular, and they are my first choice almost always when it comes to dark greens.  Occasionally, however, I do give kale a chance to impress me, and use it as a replacement on my collard green recipes (if you really want to, I’ll even let you substitute kale on these classic Brazilian recipes – this one or this one, but I ask that you try them with collard greens at least once, deal?  Trust me, I’ll know if you are lying…)

Even though I’m team collard greens all the way, truth must be told, kale and collard greens are sorta cousins in their composition.  Now, I’m not a botanical specialist, or nutritionist, or anything, but if you look it up you’ll see they do have very similar nutritional value, and if cooked, they taste pretty similar as well.

My goal isn’t to try to convince you one way or another (but trust me, collard greens are better and you should totally just side with me on this one! Haha jk)  I’ll leave it up to you to choose if you want to make this dish with kale or collard greens – it will be super delicious either way!  So go ahead, pick your fave, make the salad and let me know how it turned out!  Share your pics #CookingWithAline

Are you team kale or team collard greens?  Tell me your favorite below in the comments!


Kale Apple Salad Step by Step

Let’s begin by wearing our favorite vegetable apparel and then cuting the kale into thin strips…

Kale Apple Salad prep

Then, core the fennel and slice it thin

Kale Apple Salad prep

slice the onion…

Kale Apple Salad prep

and the apple…

Kale Apple Salad prep

Now you are all prepped…

So heat some olive oil in a medium skillet over medium to high heat and when when the oil is hot, add the onions…

Kale Apple Salad prep

add the fennel, give it a stir and let it cook until the fennel is soft

Kale Apple Salad prep

add the apples and toss gently

Kale Apple Salad prep

reduce the heat, add the kale, salt and pepper and toss

Kale Apple Salad

Sprinkle the nuts on top and serve with your favorite fish or eat on its own!

Kale Apple Salad and Salmon

Kale Apple Salad and Salmon

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Bom Apetite!!

Serves 2

Kale Apple Salad

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 bunch of Kale, cut into thin strips
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 fuji apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup of toasted walnuts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil


  1. add the oil to a medium skillet over medium to high heat
  2. add the onions and cook until they are translucid, about 2 minutes
  3. add the fennel, and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes
  4. add the apples and toss gently, let it cook a few minutes tossing occasionally
  5. reduce the heat, add the kale, salt and pepper, toss gently and let it cook until the kale has wilted a little, about 1-2 minutes
  6. sprinkle with the nuts
  7. Bom Apetite!!


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