Say goodbye to summer with the greenest of salads: green over green with green on top!
Since visiting my sister and getting caught up writing travel posts, I’ve been MIA in the food world. I’m getting back on schedule sharing this easy, healthy, feel-good salad!
I first had this salad as a sampler at my grocery store. The flavor was so unique it blew me away. Most salads are much of the same – ranch or balsamic vinaigrette dressing. But this one had a potent sage (a herb I had never worked with fresh) tinge and it was a lovely mix of garlic and sweetness.
The recipe credit goes to Alex Marshall, an awesome person and a kick-ass vegan who also just started her own blog! After sampling it she gave me her ingredient list and I guessed around the ratios while I threw the recipe together.
If you didn’t notice by the excessive title – I LOVE how green this is! It’s a great source for chlorophyll antioxidant goodness and it’ll make you feel great too! I know I need some more of this in my days.
I had the (mis) fortune to have my husband recently realize he 1. loves tiramisu 2. is good at making it 3. loves making it. Have you had home-made tiramisu? uh oh. I’ve been in serious trouble.
That’s his guilty hand pouring the dressing over our detox source! ;)
- 1 bunch swiss chard, washed
- 4 handfuls grapes, halves or quartered
- 2 kiwi, cubed
- ½ - 1 avocado, cubed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon german mustard or whole grain mustard
- 5-7 fresh sage leaves, minced
- ½ garlic clove, crushed (more to taste)
- pinch of salt and pepper
- With your fingers pull apart swiss chard leaves from center and break them into bite sized pieces. Discard center stem.
- In a medium bowl throw in chard leaves, avocado, kiwi and grapes.
- Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a small jar and mix. Test and adjust ingredients to taste.
- Drizzle dressing over salad and enjoy!
Enjoy it as a side or add chicken and extra dressing for a light lunch!
Totally unique and delicious salad. I doubled the garlic, added a pint of sweet cherry tomatoes, and added extra olive oil because the dressing was too thick without. Everyone at the German dinner I took it to raved. Will definitely make it again.
Thanks for the comment Sybil. That sounds like a great variation. Glad your party liked it!
I have always loved fruit in salads, but this one takes it to whole new level! Looks refreshing and delicious, and really, really (really) healthy! Thanks for sharing it, and for the inspiration!
This salad looks fantastic and so refreshing for Fall! Love the addition of kiwi…I have never added that to a salad!
I just love this! The leaves with the fruit is such a lovely combination. And the dressing sounds divine!
You can’t really go wrong with a bowl of green goodness, good job!
Loving all the green! This is my kind of salad.
Yummy! What a great combo! I’ve never thought of putting kiwi into a salad. Can’t wait to try your recipe! :-)
Thank you, Sina! I think you’ll like it!
This looks great!! Can’t wait to try it!
What a gorgeous salad! Such a great combo with the kiwi, grapes and avocado. Yum!
I was surprised by the combination but it works SO well! Hope you enjoy!
I love salad, and this looks so fresh — love the name too!
Haha thanks! I wasn’t sure if I went *too* crazy with it!;) Thanks for stopping by!
I’ve never thought about putting Kiwi on salad before! Going to have to try this!
Fruit on salad is my favorite was to eat fruit – so refreshing! Thanks for stopping by!
Your salad looks so refreshing and clean! I have it on the books to make next week!
Thank you, Cindy! Hope you enjoy! For more of a Fall twist you can add purple grapes instead!
I’m loving the color, health, and nutrition in this one. Not to mention the taste! Great job!
Thank you! It is nutrient packed and delicious!