Lemon Parmesan Swiss Chard Salad

Lemon Parmesan Swiss Chard {The Reluctant Hippie}

This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Aurora Farmers Market. Each week, they purchase produce from their vendors and whip up a vegetable dish, a smoothie, and an infused water. Farmers Market visitors can sample the creations and take home the recipes.

This past week, they knocked all three dishes out of the park. The watermelon-infused water tasted like a sugary juice drink, the cinnamon-plum smoothie (made in a bicycle-powered blender!!!) was delicious, and this Lemon Parmesan Swiss Chard Salad was unbelievable. I hunted down the market vendor who had swiss chard this week and brought the recipe card home.

This salad is a little more work than your average leafy green salad, but it is completely worth it. Trust me. The lemon, garlic, and cheese wrap the chard in so many layers of flavor.

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Raw Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad

Raw corn, tomato and bacon salad

Makes 4 servings


Raw corn, tomato and bacon salad

The beauty of late summer is that some of the best vegetables are in season at the same time. If you have a big garden, this salad costs about $2 per serving. If you don’t, hit the local farmer’s market for some tasty deals. This salad has a lovely balance of sweet corn, tart tomatoes, salty cheese, and smoky bacon. Mmmm . . . bacon. Continue reading