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Avocado Massaged Swiss Chard Salad

Avocado Massaged Swiss Chard Salad Greens:

1 bunch of Swiss Chard, stems removed Other salad greens as desired (I used kale from our garden!) Dressing: 1 avocado (mash one half for dressing, other half set aside for salad topping) 2 - 3 Tbsp olive oil 2 - 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Juice from 1 lemon salt and pepper Salad Toppings: 2 carrots, shredded 1 tomato, deseeded and diced 1/2 cucumber, sliced and quartered 1/4 c hemp seeds 1/2 c walnuts Reserved half of avocado, diced Tear chard and other salad greens, rinse well and spin/paper towel dry.  In a large bowl, mix mashed avocado, oil, vinegar, lemon juice and salt and pepper.  Add salad greens and stir, completely coating greens with dressing mixture.  A wooden spoon works well to combine, so do your hands! Add and stir in all desired salad toppings, some of my favorites are listed above (and are what are pictured).  I use hemp seeds for a source of vegetable protein, but hard boiled egg or cooked chicken could work as well. Allow salad to "marinate" in dresing mixture for 10 - 15 minutes before serving.  The avocado and olive oil soften the greens up nicely, making it very easy and enjoyable to eat chard (and kale!) raw in a salad. Serves 2 - 4, depending on if salad is used a meal or as a side. Enjoy! Alison Spath