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Greek Salad with Swiss Chard and Feta

This salad goes great with a grilled marinated chicken breast. I use a Greek marinade with many of the same herbs and spices.

Ingredients:

  • 1 med or 2 small Zuccini Squash; cubed
  • 2 bell peppers (one yellow and one red look nicest); cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes (sun gold heirlooms are my favorite); chopped in half
  • 1 med sweet onion; cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 bunch of chopped parsley
  • 1 6 oz jar of chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1 8oz package of feta cheese (crumble over the salad)
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • 6 swiss chard leaves (chiffonade and then cut into 1-2 inches in length)
  • 1 can of artichoke hearts (optional)

Dressing:

  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 1 t oregano dried
  • 1/2 C red wine vinegar
  • 1/2-2/3 C olive oil

Directions: Mix everything down to the swiss chard into a bowl and toss well. Make dressing by mixing all the spices with the oil and vinegar. whisk well or use an emulsifying mixer. Pour over the salad and mix well. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve