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Red Swiss Chard Salad + Feta

January 24, 2014

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: approximately 5 minutes

Serving Size: 1 cup - Makes about 2 servings

Slices: 0


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!

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