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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Baby Spinach, Baby Chard and Artichoke Heart Salad

Baby Spinach, Baby Swiss Chard and Artichoke Heart Salad


This is a recipe I developed especially for spinach and Swiss chard that is grown in my garden.  I grow these two greens, and others, two different ways.  One set of greens is fully grown and the other is harvested while the leaves are young, hence the name "baby."  

Ingredients for the Salad:

3 cups of baby spinach
3 cups of baby Swiss chard
1 cup of chopped, fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup of chopped, marinated artichoke hearts
1/4 cup of freshly, grated Parmesan or Romano cheese


Vinegarette Dressing:  

In a small bowl, mix the following ingredients together.

1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon of dried oregano
sea salt to taste
freshly ground pepper, to taste


Instructions:

In a medium mixing bowl, add the baby spinach, the baby Swiss chard, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, cheese and dressing.  Mix well and enjoy.