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Swiss Chard Salad With A Summer Twist (Recipe)

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For dressing mix 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar+1 tbsp olive oil, set aside. Wash 2 bunches of Swiss chard (cut off stems) and chop it. Saute 1 minced garlic clove+2 sliced green onions in a 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the chard, a pinch of salt, cook until leaves soften. Transfer in a large bowl. Toss in canned beans, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds and a cup of strawberries. Drizzle dressing.

 

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If you love Swiss chard, you will love this Swiss chard salad.

It’s a great lunchtime salad for home, work or even a picnic. Enjoy your favorite seasonal summer fruit in place of strawberries if you wish. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of rainbow Swiss chard, washed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • sea salt
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 (398ml) can of butter or navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

Directions

  1. For dressing mix balsamic vinegar with olive oil and set aside.
  2. Wash Swiss chard and cut off stems. Chop Swiss chard on an angle.
  3. In a large frying pan add olive oil, garlic and green onion and saute for a few minutes.
  4. Add in Swiss chard, a pinch of sea salt and cook for 1 minute or until leaves are soft.
  5. Remove from heat add to a large bowl. Add in beans and strawberries and drizzle with dressing.
Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.

Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.