Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

We grow both Collards and Mustard Greens in our winter garden, and it sure is nice to bring a bunch of Collards and Greens into the kitchen to create a delicious dish for my family. I remember my Grandmother making what she called killed Greens and it was delicious. She would gather her greens, wash, dry and chop them, then came the hot bacon fat with vinegar and sugar, sometimes she would sprinkle a little green onion on top. I can still remember the bite of the Mustard Greens and the great sauce that she had poured on top. I have combined some of those great memories to create our recipe for today. I feel sure that my Grandmother would love this recipe and would be pleased with my winter garden.

Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

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Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with  Bacon Vinaigrette
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
The Salad
4 to 6 Fresh Young Collard Greens, rolled and sliced
6 cups Mustard Greens, Chopped
1 Gala Apple, chopped
1 Red Asian Pear, chopped
1 cup Mandarin Oranges, drained
1 cup glazed walnuts,chopped
1/2 cup Feta, crumbled
Bacon Vinaigrette
Ingredients
4 slices bacon
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
6 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Dash Tabasco (to taste)
Directions
Wash and dry the Collards and Mustard Greens.
Remove the stems from the greens.
Roll the Collards and slice.
Wash dry and slice the apple and pear.
Chop the bacon into bite size pieces.
On a large platter or plate layer the chopped Mustard Greens, then arrange the fruit, walnuts, and collard rolls.
In a hot skillet cook the bacon pieces until crisp. Remove the bacon to a paper towel to drain.
To the bacon fat in the skillet add the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon and Tabasco. Bring that mix to a boil then while the mix is very hot pour the vinaigrette over the salad. Sprinkle the Feta and bacon pieces on top.
Serve immediately.
Enjoy!

Greens From The Garden

Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Cut The Stem From The Green

Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Roll The Collards and Slice, Chop The Mustard Greens

Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Arrange The Greens  and Make The Vinaigrette

Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Collards and Mustard Greens Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We love this combination for a fresh winter salad here at the cottage. Thanks so much for stopping by to enjoy this salad with us today. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

8 comments:

  1. This does sound wonderful, especially with that bacon vinaigrette!

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  2. It's a beautiful salad! Any suggestion of what I can replace the bacon with? (it's forbidden for us, religious-reason)

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  3. Hi Winnie,
    Just leave the bacon out and use olive oil, it will be just as good. Just be sure and heat it before you pour it on the salad because that is one thing that makes it so good. Hope you will try it without the bacon, we have had it both ways and it is delicious. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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    1. GREAT !! Thanks for your quick reply. I'll try without it.
      Thank you

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  4. This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for coming to our party and sharing such an amazing masterpiece! I hope to see you next Monday @7 because we love to party with you! Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. This Southern girl LOVES greens! This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at #FoodandFitnessFriday!

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  6. I love bacon with greens, this salad sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  7. Your Collards and Mustards Greens Salad looks wonderful, Miz Helen. I love the addition of the fruit and nuts as well as the delicious vinaigrette. It's so nice that you based this on your Grandma's recipe too. I love family food memories! Thank you for bringing this lovely recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop. Sharing.

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