Kale and Swiss Chard Salad w/ Citrus Vinaigrette
Our first offering was a delicious blend of kale and swiss chard tossed with red onion, roasted walnuts, cranberries and raisins. The citrus olive oil vinaigrette was tart and tasty and complemented the greens well. If you've never tried greens before, this is the way to go.
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
1/2 t dijon mustard (I added this)
1 shallot, finely chopped
zest from one meyer lemon
3 T fresh meyer lemon juice (sub regular lemon)
1/4 C orange juice
2 T. honey
salt and pepper to taste
In a measuring cup, add vinegar, mustard, shallot, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange juice, honey and salt and pepper. Mix with whisk. In a slow, steady stream, add olive oil, whisking to incorporate oil with vinegar and spices. Set aside and prepare salad greens.
1/2 bunch fresh kale, stems removed and chopped
1/2 bunch of fresh swiss chard, stems removed and chopped
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
6 oz roasted walnuts, chopped
4 oz dried cranberries
4 oz dried golden raisins
In a large bowl, combine kale, swiss chard, and enough dressing to coat evenly when tossed. Divide dressed greens between salad plates. Spread remaining ingredients evenly among the salads.
Enjoy this delicious salad as an accompaniment to any meal! I will post the other recipes soon...