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
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Kale Apple Salad Step by Step
Let’s begin by wearing our favorite vegetable apparel and then cuting the kale into thin strips…
Then, core the fennel and slice it thin
slice the onion…
and the apple…
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…
add the fennel, give it a stir and let it cook until the fennel is soft
add the apples and toss gently
reduce the heat, add the kale, salt and pepper and toss
Sprinkle the nuts on top and serve with your favorite fish or eat on its own!
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