So far, Spring in our garden has only brought Swiss Chard, herbs, jalapenos and the small tomatoes (nothing else has ripened). We tossed this salad together for our dinner and enjoyed the first "harvest". Mother's Cafe & Garden (Austin) has a Cashew Tamari dressing that inspired me to try it with almonds. The dressing will keep, but the almonds will not be as crunchy. —nannydeb
good olive oil
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Swiss Chard, washed, dried, stems removed and torn/chopped into bite sized pieces
cherry, grape or pear tomatoes, cut in half
In a food processor, combine sherry vinegar, olive oil, oregano, garlic and honey and blend until garlic is minced. Add salt & coarsely ground black pepper to taste. Add almonds and pulse blend until nuts are coarsely chopped.
In a large salad bowl, toss the Swiss Chard and tomatoes with as much of the dressing as you desire. Shave Manchego cheese on top and serve.
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