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Featured Recipe of the Week: Crunchy Greens & Apple Salad

May 30, 2011 in 3 Points, Low Point Ideas, Recipes, Salads & Dressings

This week’s recipe is from TJ of TJ’s Test Kitchen.  TJ was lucky enough to attend Fit Bloggin’ 2011 where they were served this fantastic Crunchy Greens and Apple Salad.  She recreated it at home to share with you all.  I can tell you first hand (because she shared with me) it’s amazingly delicious ~ crunchy, sweet, tangy, salty and filling.  If you omit the bleu cheese (like me!), then, you save 1 points+ per serving making this a HUGE 1 1/2 cup salad for only 2 points+.

Weight Watchers Salad Recipes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb Collard Greens or Kale, Shredded
  • 2 cups cabbage, shredded (use red, green or napa)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 medium fuji apple, diced
  • 1/2 medium granny smith apple, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place cabbage and collards in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, toss apples with pineapple juice to prevent browning.  Add apples and onions to greens mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, add olive oil and vinegar, whisk together.
  3. Before serving, toss the collard mixture with raisins, almonds and dressing.

Make twelve, 1 1/2 cup servings, 3 points+ each

10 responses to Featured Recipe of the Week: Crunchy Greens & Apple Salad

  1. Tina said on May 31, 2011

    How much olive oil? i don’t see it listed in the main ingred…thanks for your help..receipe looks awesome..can’t wait to try

    • Hi Tina,

      I added in the olive oil to the ingredient list ~ it’s 1/4 cup.

      Thanks for catching it – this recipe is awesome! I never knew I’d enjoy raw greens so much.

      Danica

  2. How much olive oil do you mix with the vinegar?

    Thanks.

    • Hi Colleen,

      I added in the olive oil to the ingredient list ~ it’s 1/4 cup.

      Thanks for catching it – this recipe is awesome! I never knew I’d enjoy raw greens so much.

      Danica

  3. OMG! This is amazing! I can’t wait to make it! I loved this salad and I knew TJ could recreate it! Thank you!

  4. this salad is amazing, they served it with our lunch at fitbloggin and I am definitely going to make this at home, it is the combination of the sweet and the crunch and the fresh veggies, delicious…

  5. What can I substitute for kale or collard green? Hard to find here.

    • Hi Wendy,

      Do you have access to any type of greens or swiss chard? I would imagine that would work well along with any forms of cabbage with napa and savoy being my first choice.

      Danica

  6. Finally making this! One quick question, you say you leave the dressing, almonds and raisins off until you’re ready to eat a portion of it. How much dressing/almonds/raisins do you use per portion?

    • Hi Robyn,

      You could divide your toppings up into 12 servings. When I ate mine, I just did a rough sprinkle of about 1-2 Tbsp per serving of the dressing and the nut/fruit mix.

      Danica

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