Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower 
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
16 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

This composed salad is a delicious mix of earthy, fruity, and tangy flavors. We love the trick of using apricot preserves to add sweetness and body to the dressing; you can also use orange marmalade for a bitter note.

How to Make It

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Let stand 10 minutes. Set aside half of shallot mixture. Add chard to bowl; toss to coat. Place chard mixture on a serving platter. Return reserved half of shallot mixture to bowl. Add chickpeas; toss to coat. Top chard mixture with chickpea mixture. Sprinkle evenly with walnuts and remaining ingredients.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

janemathewson's Review

December 08, 2014
Even better than I'd imagined. Feta cheese works, too.

Chiccook's Review

January 25, 2015

philabos's Review

November 09, 2014
My husband hates swiss chard but he loved this salad