By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern
What is chard? “The colorful, leafy green known as Swiss chard is actually a beet that was developed specifically for its edible stems and leaves, which are often used in recipes as a substitute for spinach,” according to Food Source Information.
If you bought some chard at the farmer’s market and aren’t sure what to do with it, try this yummy recipe from Blue Sky Organic Farms!
Sesame Chard Salad
1 bunch of chard
1 kohlrabi bulb
1 bunch of radishes
1 medium carrot
2 green onions ~ sliced
½ c chopped cilantro
½ c chopped cashews
1/3 c rice wine vinegar
2 TBSP sesame oil
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP honey
1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp chopped garlic
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp salt
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients for dressing and set aside.
Remove stems and hard ribs from chard. Slice into ribbons and place in a medium bowl.
Remove leaves from kohlrabi and radishes.
Cut kohlrabi, radishes and carrot into matchsticks and place in a small bowl. Add green onions and cilantro.
Toss chard with about 1/3 of dressing. Divide chard between 4 bowls.
Toss the cut vegetables with about ¼ of the dressing. Divide between 4 bowls.
Top each salad with the chopped cashews.
Serve and enjoy!
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