May 29, 2014

SUPER VIBRANT SWISS CHARD SALAD


I know there probably aren't many of us out there... but I am a serious salad fan! They're fresh, flavoursome and full of essential vitamins and minerals - what could be better?! The answer is very few things in my book. 

I am always trying to find a new combination that ticks all the boxes. This one, topped with the insanely delicious Romesco dressing from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Appetite for Reduction, was a combination of finely shredded swiss chard (but you could use kale), diced tomato, diced red onion, diced lebanese cucumber, and some crushed walnuts. 

This salad is a nutritional winner - the dark greens provide calcium, vitamin K and iron (keep in mind that iron and calcium will compete for absorption); the tomato provides vitamin C (which increases iron absorption) and lycopene - which has been linked with a lower risk of some cancers; and the walnuts are a great source of omega-3 (as well as being just-plain-delicious!). 

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