Collard Green Salad with Ginger and Spicy Seed Brittle

Collard Green Salad with Ginger and Spicy Seed Brittle

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flaked, divided
  • 3 teaspoon honey, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch collard greens (about 10 oz.), center ribs and stems removed, leaves thinly sliced
  1. Whisk vinegar, ginger, ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper, and 1-teaspoon honey in a large bowl. Whisk in oils; season with salt.
  2. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons honey, remaining ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper, and 1-tablespoon 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.
  3. Toss greens and 2 teaspoons 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 dressings and serve topped with seeds.

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