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


  1. I hate olives lol! But thanks for submitting them to No Croutons Required. I am sure my readers will be more keen on them than I am. The roundup is now live!

    • I never used to like olives either Jac but a Spanish friend got me liking a select few. I find them an acquired taste and there are still some varieties I just can’t get on with!

  2. I love all the different texture running through this salad and so many wonderful flavour combinations. Thank you for submitting to this month’s In My Veg Box challenge.

    • Thank you Tina! I made this ages ago but your onion-theme to this month’s Veg Box challenge reminded me I still needed to post it! 🙂

    • That’s a brilliant idea to have it with wintery vegetables Lorraine – thanks! Spring is with us here now and today we have had our first warm, sunny wind-free day – it has been glorious to feel some heat again! 🙂

  3. This looks fab! Something a bit different but with a fab combination of lovely flavours!

    • Thank you Zoe. It certainly was different but I loved it!

  4. I love a warm salad, this looks exceptionally good… and warm onions and olives, what a great combo!

    • Thanks Dom! I don’t often have warm salads but this one came to me in a flash! 🙂

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