Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Red Chard Fruit Salad

Weekends are mostly timeout for me with dinners planned at our favourite foodie places. When you are all set to have a feast in dinner you ought to forget about your calorie counter.  Hence you would always prefer to have something light and healthy during the daytime. So, the last weekend it was this salad on the table. The red chard I stored in my fridge was just timed to come out during this hot day here.  Now for the dressing, here I made French herb dressing with a dash of orange juice and honey to go perfectly well with the salad.  The dressing recipes calls for fresh herbs which I could not get it, hence used dried ones. Here is how I made it….

For Salad
1 cup, red chard
1 nos, grape fruit, peeled and sliced
1 nos, green apple, deseeded and sliced
1/3 cup, walnut kernels, coarsely crushed
½ cup, cherry tomatoes, sliced
¼ cup, low fat feta cheese
Few mint leaves
For French Salad dressing
Juice of 1 orange
1 tbsp, honey
1/3 cup, olive oil
½ tsp, marjoram
½ tsp, chives
½ tsp, tarragon
½ tsp, parsley
Juice of ½ lemon

Combine all the ingredients mentioned for dressing and shake it well until mixed.  You can also use blender and pulse it once.

For Salad, combine all the ingredients mentioned for the Salad in a bowl.

Pour the dressing over it.

Toss well.

Season it with salt and pepper if required.

Serve immediately.


  1. Hey Farrukh, what are those greens in the salad as they don't look like mint to me :(


    1. hi Manisha...those greens are red chard leaves..if this is not available with you ...you can use lettuce leaves instead of this!!! :)

  2. Hi Farrukh, I really like the cheese recipies you have put in your blog...this salad recipe made me wonder have you ever tried to make feta cheese? It will be great if you can share the recipe as I find it is difficult to come across and rather expensive in India!

    1. Hi Puja,
      thank you so much...i haven't yet tried the Feta Cheese at home..but once I do it, I will definately upload it on my blog :)

  3. Hi Farrukh, cannot stop admiring the photography in this post. Just curious, what kind of lighting you have used in this picture? Thanks! :)

    1. Hello Trishnanta...thank you so much :)
      I always use natural light for my food photography, in these photos, it is natural backlight shot,captured in the evening around 4 pm

    2. Oh wonderful! Thank you so much :)