Christmas Tree Salad

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

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star topper: 1 slice of toast (I used sprouted grain)

Other optional ingredients that would be fabulous: pear, avocado, dates, bell pepper, corn, grains like quinoa or brown rice, beans, tomatoes, diced roasted squash or sweet potato …… gosh, pretty much anything yummy would be beautiful in this salad!

Source: Healthy Happy Life

Serves 4 people

Categories: Christmas, Decenber2012, Healthy, Pomegranate, Salads, Vegan


  • 1 bunch organic swiss chard (red or green will work) - rinsed well + sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds (about the amount from from 1 medium pomegranate)
  • 3/4 cup frozen red globe grapes, sliced*
  • 2 satsuma mandarin oranges, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped pecans, raw
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries (or another dried fruit like dried golden raisins or even chopped dates!) - organic
  • 1 small honeycrisp apple, organic - chopped
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup, grade B
  • 1/3 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp fine black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp coriander
  • a pinch of cayenne (optional, but warms up things nicely)
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • a few pinches of satsuma orange zest
  • (feel free to use your own seasonings as desired as well - or use your own favorite dressing.)


  1. Directions: Simply prep all your ingredients and toss them with the dressing/spices in a large bowl. Toss and mix very well since this will help to distribute the flavors and infuse the chard with flavor. You can serve right away or chill in the fridge for up to 12 hours in advance before serving. Any longer and your chard will begin to get a bit soft. Serve raw and chilled. Top it! For the “star” tree topper, simply toast any slice of bread and using either your knife (free-hand) or a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out a toast star to top the tree salad.

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