Good morning! Spring has finally decided to show up here in Seattle. The sun is out, the cherry trees are blossoming, and as usual – it’s freezing cold! But I won’t complain, I’m just happy to see the sun!
Swiss Chard - So colorful and pretty!
This past fall, Dan and I were trying to be adventurous in our eating, and decided to pick up some swiss chard at a farmers market. We tried to eat it like a salad, but it was very hard and bitter. Needless to say, we were not impressed with it. Then, in January when Dan’s mom was visiting, we went to Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie
. Besides all the delicious pizza, we ordered a kale salad that turned my life upside down. There was lemon, peppers, pine nuts and parmesan. When we received a colorful batch of swiss chard in our Full Circle box a couple weeks ago, I was adamant about recreating the salad – sans parmesan. I looked up a few recipes online, then decided to make mine up and just go with it.
Perfect winter salad - swiss chard with lemon dressing!
- 1 bunch swiss chard
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove chopped garlic or 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 2 carrots
- 1 apple
- Salt and pepper to taste
Wash the chard and cut off the stems. Chop up the chard and place it in a serving bowl. In a separate bowl, juice the lemon, add olive oil and garlic.
I love my new juicer
Mix together, then pour on the chard. Chop up the carrots and add to the bowl. Massage the dressing into the chard for about 5 minutes. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Massaging the chard helps softens it and really works the dressing into it. Chop up the apple and add it to the salad. Salt and pepper to taste, et voila! You have the perfect winter salad to accompany your dinner.
Swiss Chard Salad
Filed under Recipes, Vegan