Collard Green Salad with Cashews and Lime

Collards and kale have some chew to them. Use your hands to work the dressing into the leaves until they soften and start to wilt.


  • 1 cup unsalted, roasted cashews, divided
  • 4 tablespoons finely grated Pecorino, divided, plus shaved for serving
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 anchovy fillet packed in oil, drained, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns, crushed, plus more for serving
  • ½ bunch collard greens, ribs and stems removed, leaves coarsely torn

Recipe Preparation

  • Process ½ cup cashews, 2 Tbsp. grated Pecorino, and 3 Tbsp. water in a food processor, thinning with more water as needed, until a smooth, creamy paste forms; season with salt and black pepper. Set cashew paste aside.

  • Whisk anchovy, oil, lime juice, 1 tsp. pink peppercorns, and 2 Tbsp. grated Pecorino in a large bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Coarsely chop remaining ½ cup cashews. Add nuts and collard greens to large bowl and toss to coat, gently massaging dressing into leaves with your fingers to bruise and slightly wilt.

  • Spread some reserved cashew paste onto each plate and top with salad and shaved Pecorino; sprinkle with more crushed pink peppercorns.

Also try it with:

  • Tuscan kale

Recipe by Alison Roman


Photos by Ditte Isager

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 370 Fat (g) 32 Saturated Fat (g) 7 Cholesterol (mg) 10 Carbohydrates (g) 14 Dietary Fiber (g) 3 Total Sugars (g) 2 Protein (g) 10 Sodium (mg) 290