Friday, February 11, 2011

Quinoa Salad with Swiss Chard

This is a delicious salad or side dish.
Get your hands on a nice big bunch of Swiss Chard. Cook up some Quinoa. Get out your Wok, and you're in business!

Quinoa Swiss Chard Salad

1 Bunch Swiss Chard
1 Cup cooked Quinoa
3/4 Cup diced Sweet Onion
2 Cloves minced Garlic
2 T Olive Oil
1 Red Pepper, diced
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
2 T freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste.

Clean and separate leaves from stalks of Swiss Chard.
Roll leaves together and slice into 1/2" strips
Blanch leaves for 2 minutes in boiling water. Rinse with cold water and drain.
Dice stalks into 1/2" pieces

Heat Wok to high
Add 2 T olive oil
Add diced onion.
When onion is just starting to show some colour (caramelizing), add garlic, red pepper, and Swiss Chard stalks.
Let cook on med-high until stalks and peppers are tender-crisp.
Add Chard leaves, and continue cooking until leaves are wilted.
Remove from heat.
Add lemon juice and parmesan.  Mix.
Add 1 cup cooked Quinoa, and toss thoroughly.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Oh, this is so good, and the fact that it is so incredibly good for you is a bonus!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I've been looking for quinoa recipes and also for swiss chard recipes. I love that you've combined both healthy ingredients into one - perfect!

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