Monday, March 17, 2014

Rainbow Chard Slaw

A salad for fellow mayo-haters. My friend found this recipe on epicurious and since then, I've been eating it like it's my job.
Rainbow Chard is just coming into the markets now, in early spring
This salad is very, very good, the dressing is unusual, and it's sturdy enough that I can pack up my lunch salads for the entire week. Eating it requires a lot of chewing, which, for me, is part of the reward of eating. I bought all the extra weird special ingredients, and they're delicious.
Parentheses are the original author's, brackets are mine

  • 3 cups shredded or finely chopped Swiss chard
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped or slivered raw almonds (I like to soak them for 4 to 6 hours, time permitting) [not me--don't bother]
  • 1/4 cup macadamia-nut oil or olive oil (macadamia-nut oil gives this salad a unique flavor) 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Vegenaise (optional) [no! skip!]
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons xylitol or 1 packet stevia
  • 1/4 cup raw hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried, unsweetened blueberries
1. Combine chard, cabbage, carrot, and nuts in a large bowl.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine oil, vinegar, Vegenaise, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, oregano, basil, pepper, salt, and sweetener. Whisk until mixture is blended well.
3. Toss with salad mix.
4. Allow salad to refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving, if possible, so flavors can marry. (This salad actually tastes better the following day, after the flavors marry and the chard has a chance to absorb some of the dressing.)
5. Top with hemp seeds and dried blueberries.


From Epicurious, from a cookbook called The Omni Diet by Tana Amen

1 comment:

  1. Just got a big bunch of chard in my Bountiful Basket, so I'm going to try this!