Eats | Swiss Chard Salad with Apple

This fresh and satisfying complete-meal salad makes a great picnic dish, or healthy addition to your summer BBQ! Celebrating one of my fave leafy greens, Swiss Chard! using both the leaves and delicious stems – which are often unnecessarily thrown out. The slightly bitter, sweet, earthy and tender leaves make for a tasty and nutritious salad base, as an alternative to your usual suspects (kale/romaine/arugula). Combining the bitter chard and radicchio, with the sweet apple, currants, and maple dressing – helps to balance the flavor of this dish. Adding crunchy dry toasted sunflower seeds offers a texture and nutty taste – a completely different food compared t

 

Salad ingredients:

• 2 heads of Swiss chard, stems and leaves chopped finely
• 2 small gala Apples, chopped into match sticks (or other apple of choice)
• 1 small head of Radicchio, finely chopped
• 1 small bunch of Parsley, finely chopped
• ¼ cup raisins or currants
• ¼ cup sunflower seeds, dry toasted
• 2 cups cooked Chickpeas, marinated in dressing (see below)

Dressing/Chickpea Marinade ingredients:

• 2 fresh lemons, juiced
• 2 fresh oranges, juiced
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 3 tbsp maple syrup
• 2-3 cloves fresh garlic
• 1 tbsp Dijon
• 2 tsp Sumac
• 2 tsp Cumin
• Salt and pepper to taste

Read the full recipe here

Recipe by Danielle Levy, R.H.N (Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant)

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