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Warm Onion & Olive Salad – 10 minute lunch

Hello dear reader,

Last year I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of herbs from Scotherbs in celebration of becoming their 400th Facebook liker! Included in the box were young Red Chard leaves. Having only ever eaten mature Chard, with its huge crinkly leaves, this was a special treat.

I could have just made a little raw salad but I wanted something a bit different and this is what I came up with…

Warm onion and olive salad

Warm onion & olive salad – recipe
– 1 onion
– 50g young Red Chard leaves
– 1 small lettuce (I used Little Gem)
– handful of green olives
– tbsp sunflower seeds
– tbsp oil

Chard onions olives lettuce

Slice the onion and olives. Shred the chard & lettuce.

Sliced chard onions olives lettuce

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until soft and starting to brown.

Fry onions

Add in the Chard, lettuce & olives and toss for about 30 seconds to mix, wilt slightly and heat through. Spoon into a serving bowl.

Wilted chard onions olives lettuce

Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top.

Add sunflower seeds

Enjoy your quick, easy, healthy and delicious lunch!


P.S. I am entering this dish into a few bloggers challenges…

The In My Veg Box challenge run by Nanya over at CitrusSpice is guest hosted by Tina of The Spicy Pear this month and her theme is onions!


The No Croutons Required challenge run by Jac at Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen, with Jac hosting this month.  This challenge is all about vegetarian soups and salads, so my salad is perfect for it, in fact this salad is suitable for vegans too!

no croutons required


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