Chard and kale salad with oregano vinaigrette
This is a protein-packed salad with fresh flavors. Chef Karrie Hill says, "Quinoa combined with fresh ingredients and a warm vinaigrette make a healthy and filling salad! And besides, who doesn't like the tastes of bacon and eggs that this dish delivers on?"
Chef Karrie HillThe Red Door Restaurant
, San Diego
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2 cups red wine vinegar
3 cups grapeseed oil
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 tbsp. chopped shallots
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. red chili flakes
Chard and kale salad
2 oz. (1/4 cup) bacon, cooked and chopped
2 oz. (1/4 cup) oregano vinaigrette (see recipe)
2 cups thinly sliced kale and chard leaves
2 oz. (1/4 cup) citrus-marinated red onion slices (sliced onion marinated in fresh citrus juice)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/3 cup homemade or store-bought croutons
1/3 cup diced dried apricots
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 oz. (1/4 cup) shaved Parmesan cheese
1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
For vinaigrette: Whisk together all ingredients and set aside.
To serve: Put cooked and chopped bacon and 1/4 cup vinaigrette in a small, oven-safe dish. Place in a heated oven for 3 minutes.
In a large bowl, toss hot vinaigrette with all salad ingredients except hard-boiled egg. Mound salad in the center of each plate and place slices of egg around the perimeter.
Chef's note: You will have quite a bit of vinaigrette left over. You can simply store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to use on another salad!
Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a main dish