There’s nothing like fresh garden produce! I walked into our backyard and picked this swiss chard immediately before cooking! So sweet and juicy. Much much better than anything you could buy at a grocery store. I love spending time out in our garden, watching things grow, and enjoying the fruits of our labor. I’m so glad we took the time to plant one this year!
I made this super simple chard salad to enjoy with the grilled whole snapper, previous post. A perfect compliment to the dish, without having any heavy sides. Basically this allowed us to eat a 2 1/2 pound snapper no problem. Our tomatoes are still green, so I used store bought kumatos. Kumatos never disappoint, always having a sweet flavor and firm texture. Perfect for salads of any kind! I quickly steamed the chard, just to soften and tossed with chopped kumatos, garlic olive oil, and fresh oregano. A light yet flavorful salad.
Swiss Chard Salad
- 1 bunch chard, stems cut into 2″ sticks and leaves sliced into 1″ ribbons
- 2 kumatos, chopped
- 2 tablespoons garlic olive oil, I use Garlic Gold
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
- Steam chard stems 2 minutes, add the leaves, and steam another minute. Just enough to soften. The stems will still have a little crunch and the leaves not mushy.
- Once chard has cooled place in a bowl and toss with kumatos, garlic oil, and oregano. Season with s&p.