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Red Swiss Chard Salad + Feta
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 5 minutes
Serving Size: 1 cup - Makes about 2 servings
1 bunch red swiss chard, chopped
½ tsp nutmeg
½ each red bell pepper, julienne
¼ cup red onion, diced small
½ cup cantaloupe, julienne
½ cup green apple, diced small (optional)
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
3 TB balsamic vinegar
9 TB olive oil
1 tsp crushed red bell pepper
½ tsp salt
Heat water in large pot until boiling. Meanwhile, rinse swiss chard well. Remove leafy portions from long red stems and chop into large chunks. Place chard into boiling water, reduce to medium heat, and blanche until al dente (about 5 minutes). Drain and cool.
Toss cooled chard leaves with nutmeg. Combine with remaining salad ingredients except feta.
Whisk dressing ingredients together.
Turn-Out & Storage
Toss finished salad mixture with dressing; top with feta. Serve alongside roasted or grilled meat/meat-substitute. Great to prepare ahead of time, however can only be stored up to 1 day under refrigeration.
**You can add ¾ cup roasted chickpeas to this dish to give an extra protein packed punch!