Wilted Chard Salad with Polenta Croutons and Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Wilted Chard Salad with Polenta Croutons and Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Let’s talk about wilted salads.  Do you like them or hate them?  Does it depend on the leafy green you use?  I love wilted salads–just barely cooking the greens with a quick stint in a hot pan or with a warm vinaigrette, or in this case, both.

I made my foray into cooking with leafy greens using chard.  I knew I needed to start eating them and from the recommendation of others I knew chard would be a pretty safe bet.  As it turns out, I really love chard.  I’ve grown some in my garden the last few years, but it hasn’t been nearly as lovely as what I’ve been receiving in my CSA.  I just love it!

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