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.
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
Approximate prep time: 10-15 minutes
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
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Juice from 1 large orange
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon orange zest
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.
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.