Golden Beet & Chard Toss

Golden beets and chard are known to be some of the most nutrient powerful foods.  Both provide anti-inflammatory and detoxification support, while chard is contains mighty doses of vitamins A, , and K.  Plus, they look beautiful together on a plate and compliment the unique use of fennel in this recipe.

  • Ingredients
  • Makes 4 servings
  • 2 large sweet Italian chicken sausages (uncooked)
  • 8 heaping cups fresh chopped chard (any type)
  • 1 bulb fennel, core removed, grated
  • 2 cups cooked, and diced golden beets*
  • 2 cups cooked farro (barley or wild rice may be substituted)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

*For ease, golden beets can often be found pre-made in many grocery store salad bar stations. Alternatively, whole beets can be bought, steamed, and diced.

Preparation

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken sausages in the pan and cover.  Cook for 3-4 minutes on all four sides.  Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the chard, grated fennel, diced beets, farro and dried cranberries.
  • Divide these ingredients into four bowls, or storage containers (for leftovers) and top each with one-half of the sliced chicken sausage.
  • Dress with your favorite salad dressing, marinade or a simple drizzle of olive oil and vinegar.