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Collard Greens Salad with Ginger and Spicy Seed Brittle


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  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, divided
  • 3 teaspoons honey, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch collard greens (about 10 ounces), center ribs and stems removed, leaves thinly sliced


Servings 4
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Whisk vinegar, ginger, ½ tsp. Aleppo pepper, and 1 tsp. honey in a large bowl. Whisk in oils; season with salt.

Combine remaining 2 tsp. honey, remaining ½ tsp. Aleppo pepper, and 1 Tbsp. water in a small bowl. Toast sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame seeds in a dry medium skillet over medium heat, tossing, until sesame seeds are lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add honey mixture and cook, stirring, until seeds stick together in small clumps, about 3 minutes. Scrape seed mixture onto parchment paper; let cool. Break into small clusters.

Toss greens and 2 tsp. dressing in a large bowl; season with salt. Squeeze and rub collards with your hands to tenderize until glossy and darkened in color, about 30 seconds. Drizzle salad with more dressing and serve topped with seeds.

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