Healthy Recipe

January 26, 2011

Spinach & Chard Salad with Baby Reds

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Recipe Spinach & Chard Salad with Baby RedsSpinach & Chard Salad with Baby Reds
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves 2

I love this salad because it incorporates the seasonal leafy green, swiss chard, and baby spinach (my favorite).  Dark leafy greens are good sources of folate, as well as legumes, some fruits and fortified grains.  It is a simple dinner that satisfies on nights when you don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen.

6 stems of red swiss chard
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 oz goat cheese
1/4 cup of chopped pecans
8 red pearl onions, chopped
1 tsp of olive oil
6 baby red potatoes quartered
1 1/2 tsp of olive oil
1/2 avocado, sliced
10 grape tomatoes, halved

First, in a small pot roast quartered red potatoes with olive oil over medium high heat for about 10 minutes or until tender. Cover with lid and shake pot occasionally.

Meanwhile, wash swiss chard and remove bottom stems.  Layer leaves on top of each other, roll and slice into 1/2 inch slices.

Over medium low heat, sauté onions and pecans for about 5 minutes in 1tsp of olive oil.  Reduce heat to low. Toss in chopped swiss chard and baby spinach. Stir and cover with lid, allowing chard and spinach to wilt.

In a large bowl, toss in tomatoes, avocado slices and crumbled goat cheese.  Add potatoes and chard and spinach mixture.  Toss until evenly mixed and cheese is melted.

Serve alone or with grilled chicken.

Enjoy!

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34 thoughts on “Spinach & Chard Salad with Baby Reds

    1. Thank you! After reading your Chinese almond cookie recipe I’ve not got a craving for something sweet…I’ll have to try making a gluten free version.

    1. Thank you Tiffany. Just read your stuffed poblanos recipe and they look fantastic. When I was in the store the other day I thought about grabbing some peppers to make something similar.

  1. That’s a wonderful combination of flavours there! I love the combination of potatoes and strong-tasting leafy greens, it’s one of my favourite things in the world.

    1. If you have it for dinner, let me know how it turns out! I made a variation the other night using pine nuts, slivered almonds, pearl onions and arugula and golden raisins. Delicious!

  2. This looks delightful. I’m really new to goat cheese, so I’m kind of looking for good recipes to try. This looks like a keeper.

  3. I love swiss chard, I love spinach, I love love love goat cheese, I love pecans, I can live with onions and potatoes, so yes yes yes for this recipe!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you form sharing 🙂

  4. This looks delicious! I love strong greens, and Swiss Chard (or Silverbeet as we call it) is my very favourite. I feel so virtuous every time I have it! I like the idea of this combination of superfoods – yummy!

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