Swiss chard & quinoa salad. Grown worldwide, it's prized for its ability to grow in poor soils and its low. Swiss chard ( Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla in the Family Chenopodiaceae) is a type of beet that does not produce an edible root. Also know as silverbeet (mainly in New Zealand and Australia), chard is a biennial plant grown as an annual for its rosette of big crinkly leaves and/or wide crunchy stems.
Instead of the usual pine nuts, pecans add lots of toasty flavor here. Swiss chard usually refers to chard with white stems. Red-stalked varieties are rhubarb (different from the rhubarb used to make pies), red, or ruby Chard. You can cook Swiss chard & quinoa salad using 10 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Swiss chard & quinoa salad
- Prepare 1 of large bunch of red swiss chard finely chopped (stems included).
- Prepare 1 1/2 cup of red and gold quinoa.
- It’s 1/4 cup of tamari sunflower seeds.
- You need 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds.
- It’s 1/4 cup of dry cranberries.
- Prepare 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
- It’s 1/4 cup of rasberry vinegar or apple cidar vinegar.
- You need 2 tablespoon of old fashion mustard.
- You need 1 tablespoon of dry tarragon.
- You need to taste of fresh ground black pepper.
For this recipe, use any variety. Choose chard with crisp, deep green leaves and stems that are firm. Chard leaves and stalks are typically boiled or sautéed; the bitterness fades with cooking. Roughly four to six hours of direct sunlight on most days is ideal.
Swiss chard & quinoa salad step by step
- Cook the quinoa as per package instructions and let cool down a bit..
- Mix all ingredients together; quinoa must be warm but not too hot..
- Serve as a side dish with grilled meat or fish. Can be served warm or cold..
Soil This plant likes an organically rich soil with good drainage. It prefers a slightly acidic soil pH, though it will tolerate a more neutral soil as well. Water Keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. In terms of versatility, Swiss chard is unmatched: There's no question that this green works well in a range of preparations. Start by using Swiss chard in place of lettuce or heartier greens in salads, like our cabbage and chard salad, where it's marinates in a tangy vinaigrette made with sherry vinegar and mustard.