Collard Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Bacon, and Mushrooms
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- Cooking spray
- 8 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pint sliced cremini (baby bella) mushrooms (about 2 cups)
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 3 turkey-bacon slices, cut into slivers
- 10 cup de-ribbed and chopped collard greens, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 400°. Place tomatoes in a medium glass baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil and a pinch each salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes, until tomatoes are hot and skins are wrinkled. Cover with foil; set aside.
Place 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and sprinkle with a pinch each salt and pepper. Sauté just until mushrooms are tender and golden brown, about 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate, and keep warm.
Add 2 teaspoons oil to the same skillet over medium-high heat, along with half of garlic and half of bacon; sauté 30 seconds. Add half of collard greens, and stir-fry just until greens are wilted; transfer to a large metal bowl. Repeat with remaining 2 teaspoons oil, garlic, and bacon, and sauté briefly before adding remaining greens. Stir-fry just until greens are wilted; add to bowl.
Add tomatoes and mushrooms to the bowl with greens. Pour vinegar into skillet (be careful of fumes); simmer 30 seconds. Drizzle over salad, and lightly toss along with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
- Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
|Calories per serving:||150|
|Fat per serving:||10g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||2g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||6g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||1g|
|Protein per serving:||6g|
|Carbohydrates per serving:||13g|
|Fiber per serving:||5g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||9mg|
|Iron per serving:||1mg|
|Sodium per serving:||156mg|
|Calcium per serving:||147mg|
Good to Know
Leafy vegetables, like collared greens, are a great source of folate, fiber, and vitamin C. Olive oil provides healthy monounsaturated fat, which is great for heart health.