Wednesday, December 22, 2010

RAW Christmas Eve Salad

I just love this salad so much that I decided to have it as my main course for Christmas Eve dinner. I will make numerous other sides but this salad will be center stage; it even looks festive.
I love the combination of collard greens and Swiss chard. The chard is tender and earthy and the collards add some texture and depth. They are enhanced with the sweetness and tartness of the  fresh apple and dried cranberries.
RAW Swiss Chard and Collard Christmas Eve Salad


RAW Swiss Chard and Collard Christmas Eve Salad
1 bunch swiss chard, thinly sliced
4 large collard leaves, stems removed and thinly sliced
pinch of sea salt
1 T first cold pressed EVOO
fresh lime juice, from 1/2 of a lime
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 T raw sesame seeds, soaked 2 hours and drained
1 T dried white onion flakes
1 red delicious apple, skin on and diced
1/2 C fruit juice infused dried cranberries or dried cherries
Directions: Mix the chard, collards, salt, and oil in a large bowl. Gently massage with hands and let sit 20 minutes at room temp. Whisk together, in a small bowl, the lime juice, apple cider vinegar, and onion flakes. Next stir in the sesame seeds and dried cranberries. Pour this mixture over the greens and stir well. Add in the diced apples and toss. Enjoy!


+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for organic candy canes. Yes, candy canes. My older two children really love candy canes but I refuse to feed them artificial anything nowadays so when I found all natural organic candy canes without red food dye or corn syrup, I almost screamed for joy in the store. I bought two boxes and they are looking forward to tasting them on Christmas Day, along with the younger three children of course!! The name of them are "tru sweets organic candy canes"; see their site at http://www.trusweets.com/
pax et crudus sanitas!!!

1 comment:

Mr. H. said...

That looks like a wonderful salad and I like that you added dried chrries. I have never tried cherries in a salad before, sounds good.