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Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Walnuts makes the perfect side dish for any dinner.

Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Walnuts | stephgaudreau.com

Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Walnuts is another recipe I’m sharing with you from my award-winning cookbook, The Performance Paleo Cookbook

The cookbook’s been out for a little over a month and has garnered some very awesome support and praise from everyone from fitness and nutrition leaders to everyday warriors just like you!

I’m so thankful for your support! You can still get some great deals on The Performance Paleo Cookbook if you shop around online a little. (The best prices online seem to be on Amazon and Target.com…wink wink.)

How to Make This Swiss Chard Salad

Toasty walnuts, lemon and herbs add flavor to this humble green

Chard is such a versatile leafy green, and it’s great served both raw and cooked. It’s particularly rich in vitamin A and lots of antioxidants. The warm walnut dressing wilts the chard just a bit when you pour it over the greens.

If you’re going to prep the salad ahead of time, warm the dressing back up before you add it to the chard. Can’t find chard? Spinach will work just fine!

Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Walnuts | stephgaudreau.com

Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Walnuts Recipe

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 359 kcal

Try this delicious Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Walnuts recipe to add a veggie punch to your next meal. Whole30-friendly and Paleo!



  • 1 medium shallot finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut halves
  • 1 medium bunch Swiss chard sliced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. In a medium skillet over low heat, combine the shallot, garlic, rosemary, avocado oil, salt and pepper. Cook and stir, about 3 minutes, until the shallots turn translucent and soften. Add the nuts, cooking and stirring on low heat until they’re evenly toasted and lightly browned. Turn off the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the Swiss chard with the lemon juice and vinegar. Pour the walnut mixture over the chard and toss well to combine.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Swiss Chard Salad with Toasted Walnuts Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 609mg25%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 735IU15%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 Responses

    1. It’s a hearty yet delicate green very accommodating in flavor. I think the colors of food are always my favorite part. :)

  1. This salad looks very simple and absolutely delicious. I am short for time and always looking for wicked easy recipes. I will give it a try.

    1. Thanks Webly! And I love that you said wicked easy…I’m from Mass. so that’s in my vernacular ;) I appreciate that you stopped by!

  2. This recipe sounds great. I am another one who has never eaten chard raw, but would be willing to try it, perhaps mixed with spinach to start? (I have to figure out how to get my husband to eat it, since we extremely rarely eat meals apart.)

    1. Hi Nancy,

      Are you allergic to any other nuts or just walnut? Pistachios or almonds would be tasty. If you can’t do those then sunflower and toasted pepita seeds would be tasty. :)

  3. This is really good! I used pecans in place of the walnuts and added feta cheese (which I know is not technically paleo, but was still good). Thanks for sharing! This was the first time I’ve eaten chard uncooked as a salad. I will be making this again! :)

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