A Little Swiss

August 27, 2010 at 7:18 am Leave a comment

Swiss Chard and Apple Salad

I love this weather, the fruit and vegetables are in their prime and I like finding creative ways to make vegetables appealing!  I found this recipe at the Ontario Board of Education Healthy Schools website.  Everyone ate this salad, and my husband said ‘I would eat that again!’, I don’t often hear that when I serve up a dark green vegetable!

Swiss Chard is a beautiful vegetable.  It’s dark green leaves are offset by the red, orange, white and pink stalks.  It can all be eaten, and I recommend it is served, because it is high in Vitamin K – important for bone health, provides high levels of Vitamin A (beta carotene), great for fighting cancer and contains a large amount of magnesium, also important for bone health.

You can find this recipe here, but below is my version.

Swiss Chard and Apple Salad

  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped very fine
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (2 Tbsp)
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, stems & leaves chopped finely
  • 1 Ontario apple, diced (your choice of apple)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup roasted pumpkin seeds or roasted sunflower seeds (optional)

In a large bowl mix together chopped onion, lemon juice, olive oil, coriander seeds, parsley, salt and pepper.  Add the swiss chard and toss to coat in the dressing.  Add the apples and add the roasted pumpkin seeds.  Let sit for minimum 5 minutes before serving.  This salad holds well, so you can pack it in a lunch the next day & it will still taste yummy!


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