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Christmas Salad

This Christmas salad is packed full of nutrients and flavor with fresh oranges, pomegranate seeds, pecans, Swiss chard and blue cheese with a homemade dressing.

This Christmas Salad is packed full of nutrients and flavor with fresh oranges, pomegranate seeds, pecans, Swiss chard and blue cheese with a homemade dressing. www.nutritionistreviews.com
Christmas is coming!  This year, I was asked to host Christmas Day for my husband's family. I have done this for two of the last three years. Last year, something about having a 3 month old baby and 35+ people over was not sounding good so I had to pass on that. This year, while life is super busy with work, blog trips, family events, blog projects, etc., I feel like I can do it.

This Christmas Salad is packed full of nutrients and flavor with fresh oranges, pomegranate seeds, pecans, Swiss chard and blue cheese with a homemade dressing. www.nutritionistreviews.com
For Christmas, we do it potluck style so it is not as much work and I do not have to get as overwhelmed. I swear, the biggest part of getting ready for a party is making sure that your home is looking great. I always keep the house tidy but for a party, we make sure to do big deep cleanings so we can feel proud to have people in our home.

Last year, my husband's Aunt hosted Christmas and had a chili party theme where we ate three different chilis, had biscuits, roasted, vegetables, salad, etc. I loved that theme! This year, I am not quite sure what we are going to do yet but I will think of something fun.

This Christmas Salad is packed full of nutrients and flavor with fresh oranges, pomegranate seeds, pecans, Swiss chard and blue cheese with a homemade dressing. www.nutritionistreviews.com
I created this Christmas Salad recipe which is healthy and would be perfect for the holidays. Swiss chard is naturally red and green and is rich in vitamin K, A, C, E and magnesium. The pomegranate seeds give a burst of antioxidants along with looking like ornaments. The blue cheese and nuts provide protein and fat which helps to keep you full. Find out how dairy is a great source of protein on the Milk Means More website. The oranges are rich in vitamin C which will help keep your immune system healthy through the holiday season when sickness is so common.

This salad can be prepped ahead of time and thrown together for a party. It is full of flavor and is a great dish for a party because it is a lot healthier than most holiday dishes.

This Christmas Salad is packed full of nutrients and flavor with fresh oranges, pomegranate seeds, pecans, Swiss chard and blue cheese with a homemade dressing. www.nutritionistreviews.com

Christmas Salad

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 5

Approximate prep time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 bunches Swiss chard, chopped (~6-7 cups)
2 oranges, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup pecans
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup blue cheese
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds

Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Juice from 1 large orange
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon orange zest

Directions:
1. Over medium heat, add brown sugar, 1-2 tablespoons of water and pecans to a pan. Cook for a few minutes until sugar mixture is thick and pecans are toasted.
2. Combine all ingredients for dressing and whisk well.
3. On a plate, arrange Swiss chard. Top with oranges, pecans, blue cheese and pomegranate seeds. Top with dressing.
Enjoy!


This recipe turned out awesome! It was full of flavor and I loved the different textures including the crunchy pecans, the juicy oranges, the creamy cheese, etc.

This Christmas Salad is packed full of nutrients and flavor with fresh oranges, pomegranate seeds, pecans, Swiss chard and blue cheese with a homemade dressing. www.nutritionistreviews.com

1 comment:

  1. The salad looks delicious...and is also very festive looking!

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