Swiss Chard Salad

IMG_6279There’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
  • s&p
  1. 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.
  2. Once chard has cooled place in a bowl and toss with kumatos, garlic oil, and oregano.  Season with s&p.


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