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Mediterranean Chard Salad with farmers market veggies, chickpeas and toasted pepitas. |

Mediterranean Chard Salad

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: vegan, gluten free
  • Method: salad
  • Cuisine: mediterranean


A healthy, raw Chard Salad, packed with summer veggies and chickpeas- vegan and gluten free, this hearty Mediterranean Salad tastes great stuffed into a toasted Pita.


  • 46 cups shredded baby or young chard, cut or torn into small pieces
  • 1 red pepper – thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes- sliced ( or sub grated carrots or beets)
  • ½ english cucumber – sliced ( or try shaved fennel)
  • 6 cherry tomatoes- cut in half
  • 1 avocado– sliced
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives- optional
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas ( optional)
  • 1 cup chopped Italian parsley ( or sub half cilantro, basil or mint)
  • ¼ cup toasted pepitas (or slivered almonds)
  • optional sprouts
  • optional crumbled goat cheese or feta

Lemony Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 12 finely grated garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl ( Either in separate ingredients into small piles over the greens, or toss all.

Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

Dress the salad and toss- you may not need all the dressing.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, taste and adjust salt and lemon to taste, adding more if necessary.

Sprinkle with nuts or seeds and optional crumbled cheese and sprouts.


Chard varies greatly in flavor, salt level and bitterness, so tasting after tossing is important, then you can adjust depending on variety. Feel free to sub or incorporate other greens.

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