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Swiss Chard and Apple Salad with Maple Syrup Balsamic Vinaigrette

Swiss chard may be a “new-to-you” veggie, but it will become your new favorite instantly! Here, we’ve paired it with a homemade vinaigrette to keep the flavors bright and fresh – using maple syrup in this special dressing!

Dressing

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 small clove garlic, minced

Salad Ingredients

1 bunch rainbow Swiss chard, thinly sliced into small strips

1 medium Gala apple, sliced and tossed with juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup golden raisins

1/4 cup walnuts, toasted

1/4 cup diced Vidalia onion

To make dressing:

In a small mixing bowl, combine vinegar, maple syrup, sugar, mustard and garlic. Slowly whisk in olive oil in a steady stream; set aside.

To make salad:

Place Swiss chard in a large bowl, toss with dressing. Place in a serving bowl then, top with apple, raisins, walnuts and onion; serve immediately. Makes 4-5 servings.

Per serving: 167 Calories, 0 mg Cholesterol, 9 g Fat, 1 g Saturated Fat, 141 mg Sodium, 21 g Carbohydrate, 2 g Fiber, 2 g Protein.

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