Apple & Chard Salad Recipe

I love eating green leafy salads in the summer. This salad recipe is not only delicious and nutritious, but hydrates and cools your body on these hot summer days. Speaking of which, be sure to select a salad as your side when dining out or a salad as the main dish. Digestion requires lots of water, especially when you eat something more dry and heavy; like breads, meats, and fried foods. As well as providing lots of nutrients, raw salads such as this one come with their own water to support digestion and leave you feeling light and clean!

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of organic chard, stems discarded and leaves sliced into 1″ strips
  • 1 organic apple, variety of your choosing, cubed or matchsticks
  • 1-2 organic carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup organic red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, toasted (optional)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

In a bowl; combine chard, apples, carrots, onions, and nuts. In a jar shake together the olive oil, vinegar, dijon, salt, and pepper. Pour this dressing over the salad and top with goat cheese.
Serve cold and enjoy with family and friends!

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