Raw Chard Salad

I wasn’t really sure that you could eat chard raw, or anyway not without being a ruminant. This week, I discovered that it’s only about as hard as eating kale raw, which is to say, not very.

This recipe is really all about the dressing, because honestly, the rest of it is just chopping up some chard. I made mine into little strips, like a slaw, and that seemed to work really well. Let the dressing sit on the chard for about an hour and they will start to soften slightly, which makes the raw chard aspect of it so much more pleasant. The dressing makes enough for two raw salads (or more). I used half on the chard and dribbled the rest on my salads throughout the rest of the week.

  • 1/4 C walnuts
  • 1/4 C orange juice
  • 1 T dijon
  • 2 T honey
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • drizzle balsamic

Blend all the ingredients on a food processor until very smooth. Cut a bunch of chard into very thin strips. add to a bowl with half the dressing and a handful of raisins. Let sit for n hour.

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