Hearty Vegetable Soup
2 (1-pound) packages NATURE’S GREENS™ Bagged Collards
2 cups water
2 pounds diced turkey ham or rotisserie chicken
3 tablespoons hot sauce
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 (8-ounce size) container VERSATILE VEGGIES® Diced Yellow Onions
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
5 new potatoes, diced
3 (14 ½-ounce size) cans chicken broth
3 (14 ½-ounce size) cans Hoppin’ John with black-eyed peas, tomatoes, onions, & jalapenos
¾ cup vermouth or white Zinfandel wine
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
Place collards in a large pot. Pour water over collards and boil until al dente. Meanwhile, stir ham or chicken and hot sauce together. Cook coated meat in the oil over medium heat until browned. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté until tender. Pour the meat mixture into the cooked collards, stirring well. Stir the remaining ingredients into the collard-meat mixture. Bring to a full rolling boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Kale and Apple Salad
1 (1-pound size) package NATURE’S GREENS™ Kale
5 large red apples (Fuji)
1 (10-ounce size) container VERSATILE VEGGIES® Diced Celery
2 (6-ounce size) packages sliced almonds
2 (6-ounce size) packages craisins
½ cup spicy mustard
½ cup water
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
Spoon kale in a large bowl. Chop 4 apples and add to the kale along with the celery, 1 ½ packages almonds and 1 ½ packages craisins. Chop the remaining apple and put into a blender along with the remaining ½ package almonds, remaining ½ package craisins, spicy mustard, water, vinegar, and salt. Purée until well combined and slightly thick, adding more water if needed to thin. Pour dressing over kale and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Yield: 16 servings.
This tasty, healthy salad is very filling and can be used as a meal.
Donna Bundrick Griffin
Coordinator Marketing and Promotions
Walter P. Rawl and Sons Inc.
824 Fairview Road
Pelion, SC 29123
Phone: 803-894-1900, Ext. 120; Fax: 803-894-1945