Dice the kohlrabi, you can peel the skin if you think it is too thick but I prefer to leave it on. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl, sprinkle the walnuts on top, and serve. What an amazing veggie. This was incredible and a nice change from kale and spinach. It tastes a bit like lettuce hearts but sweeter and juicier. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I add slivered apples for the important bit of sweetness, but you could also use blueberries, golden raisins, or dried cranberries. Vegan adaptable! I was happy to find a recipe where I could incorporate all of the rainbow chard I just snipped from my garden. Cooking reduces the bitterness, if you don’t enjoy it. Take the large leaves and slice them lengthwise into several pieces, and then slice again into small slices or ribbons. You better believe it, rainbow chard isn’t just pretty, like all dark leafy greens it’s a super food exploding with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. I love rainbow chard, both for it’s goodness and it’s pretty colours . 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar I guess there are a few perks to living in Southern California – and your gorgeous produce is one!. The View from Great Island is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Wash and drain the chard. I have not used it …yet! ( Log Out /  Put all the ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake to combine, then drizzle over the salad. If they are very thick, slice them lengthwise and then chop. At first we thought it was a bit lemony, but when put on the salad it balanced out the bitterness of the chard perfectly. If you haven’t tried it I would recommend giving this crunchy and nutritious vegetable a go, you can even use the leaves separately as a substitute for kale or any other leafy green. This salad is so delicious and easy to put together! Extra virgin olive oil If … Author: Michelle Babb MS, RD, CD. Isn’t it the same thing? Your photos are beautiful and the salad looks so good. Try chard in place of kale in my CHEDDAR KALE SKILLET CORNBREAD, or in this simple KALE SLAW. Swiss chard recipes from Martha Stewart, including pasta, lasagna, quiches, tarts, soups, sauces, sauteed Swiss chard, and much more. What a gorgeous salad! I am going to make this tomorrow! My recipes are never fussy and always exciting ~ there are 1600 and counting on the blog. Being super healthy makes it a win, win, win winner!! I have some rainbow chard sitting in my crisper right now just waiting to be made into something scrumptious like this. I’m trying to find an alternative for salads rather than lettuce during the summer heat. This Mediterranean Chard Salad was inspired by my friend Neicy who first introduced me to raw chard in one of her salads. Cook Time. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil There’s something about the seeds that makes hardy greens so much tastier. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It was super good! Try this recipe – great way to get your greens, and have something more interesting than basic lettuce.”  ~ M. Carter. Take the leaves off the thyme. Watch your back, kale, there’s a pretty new super green in town and it’s moving in on your turf…. ( Log Out /  Rainbow chard is a variety with gorgeous day-glo stems. Rinse and drain the nuts, coat with tamari and coconut sugar mixture. or about 1 cup greens and sliced stems per person, save a little to coat the cut apple to keep it from browning. Wash and drain the chard. Mediterranean Chard Salad with chickpeas, farmers market veggies, pepitas and simple lemony dressing- a healthy hearty vegan salad full of nutrients! Privacy Policy. I add naturally sweet ingredients to chard dishes to balance that out. A great way to get lutin in our diet. It’s fat free, and very low in calories. Add to the bowl with the stalks, along with the shallot. Thanks. My CSA had some rainbow chard in it. Going to buy some chard and make this salad! With its delicious spinach-like flavor, baby Swiss chard can be used as a substitute for baby spinach. Thanks Susie, and you’re right, it would go great with chicken. I bet it would be good with grilled marinated chicken too- perfect summer dinner. Total Time. *If you don’t make the tamari coated almonds then you can use raw almonds and the dressing recipe below. Thanks for the feedback Susan, I’ve got to find some rainbow chard this year, haven’t seen any yet! Wash, dry, and trim the ends from your chard. I am definitely pinning this recipe. A lot of people think you have to discard the stems, can you imagine?? To get you fired up about good food! Those pigments help protect the plant from UV rays and attract pollinators, too. 60 ml tamari Pinch of salt & pepper. You can absolutely eat chard raw, the same way you would eat kale or spinach raw. 40 mins. 1 hr . We just made the dressing – for toppings did blood oranges, cuties, pistachios, and goat cheese. Dice the kohlrabi, you can peel the skin if … Crumble the feta over the top, and give everything a good grinding of fresh black pepper. Transfer nuts onto baking paper and place in the oven. Bake at 60 degrees celsius for 4 1/2 hours, turning occasionally to coat and dry evenly. Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with the water and sea salt. You can also replace the baby swiss chard with baby spinach leaves or a salad of your choice. Just like kale, chard is sturdy and holds up well int he refrigerator, even after being dressed. Love the apple and sunflower seeds. The amazing thing is that every single stalk is different, the lady at the farmers market must have thought I was crazy, I stood there forever choosing! Dice the kohlrabi, you can peel the skin if you think it is too thick but I prefer to leave it on. Wash and drain the chard. And, I love the champagne vinaigrette to top it off! Lots of crunchiness and goodness in that pretty salad. You’re so lucky Darcey ~ I want to grow it next year! The crisp and tasty young leaves of Swiss chard can be used in the kitchen to add texture and spinach-like flavor to salads and sandwiches. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This article explains everything you need to know about Swiss chard, including its health benefits and how to cook with it. I will have to give it a try in a salad like this – but only if I can find it this pretty . Servings: 6. This Rainbow Chard Salad is a deliciously smart way to use a vibrant underutilized veggie. Change ), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). Toss the chard with some of the dressing ~ enough to moisten but not drown. My mission? Slicing them small makes them tender. 20 mins. “This was so next level good! Preheat the oven to 60 degrees celsius. We just made the dressing – for toppings did blood oranges, cuties, pistachios, and goat cheese. I have to get back to my farmers market, they have the best chard . I didn’t want to compromise those beautiful colors in any way, so I just sliced up the stems and shredded the greens for a beautiful salad. Ingredients. A spring trip to the farmers market inspired this recipe. Thanks for the feedback, I enjoyed making, photographing, and eating this salad and I’m glad it worked out so well for you ~ love your toppings . Try this recipe – great way to get your greens, and have something more interesting than basic lettuce. 1/2 bulb kohlrabi Totally! I’m so happy I found this recipe! 1/3 cup tamari coated almonds/raw almonds Plan on making extra so you can take it to work for lunch. Vegan adaptable! Your rainbow chard looks so beautiful! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Only change was the fruit. (That last part isn’t proven, but I’m working on it.). I love colorful dishes like this. 720 ml filtered water Slice the stalks in thin slices, about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Add some hard cooked egg, shrimp, or chicken for extra protein. I am also dying to make that dressing with champagne vinegar. Amazon Associates is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. I’m vegan, but I had an excellent vegan feta…I know…if you are vegetarian that doesn’t sound kosher, but, it works. I have Swiss chard mixed colors. Mediterranean Chard Salad with chickpeas, farmers market veggies, pepitas and simple lemony dressing- a healthy hearty vegan salad full of nutrients! ( Log Out /  Thanks Peggy, I’m happy that you loved it. I love trying out new ingredients and techniques, reinventing the classics, and hunting down the next great flavor. Wash and drain the chard. Kohlrabi is a rich source of Vitamin C (even better than oranges), and potassium. Absolutely beautiful salad! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Just try it and see if you don’t agree) and a good creamy imported feta cheese. I just made this fabulous recipe! Yes, that’s the same thing ~ look for smaller, slender stalks for the best salad. It really is gorgeous, but I have to give the credit to Mother Nature , You found the most beautiful chard I’ve ever seen! Salad Ingredients (Serves 2) 2 handfuls of baby swiss chard/ baby spinach 1/2 bulb kohlrabi 3/4 sprigs of thyme 1/3 cup tamari coated almonds/raw almonds Extra virgin olive oil Sea salt & black pepper to taste.