Swiss Chard Chopped Salad

I could have just called this salad “What’s Growing In My Garden Right Now” and left it at that, but I wanted to be a little more descriptive for everyone.  Truly, excepting the chicken, this salad is straight from the garden, as I try to use up eat up everything that we possibly can from the garden.

It’s a monumental task, but getting easier now that carrots, peas, beets and zucchini are also ready! Woot! I love summertime!

I also love a good Swiss Chard chopped salad, as it’s SO much healthier than plain lettuce is! Chock full of Vitamin K and magnesium, it’s a winner!

Radishes can be quite hard to use up, as a lot of gardeners know. They are incredibly healthy for us however, but it’s hard to eat a lot of those zippy little beauties. I tried radish chips – no idea how people actually got them crispy, I think the recipes lie – and of course, we eat them plain or on bread with butter.

I really wanted to incorporate them into a chopped salad however and not just a few little garnishes, as radishes are always used for “color’ it seems and not flavor on a salad. I wanted them to be an integral part of the taste.

Swiss Chard Chopped Salad

Swiss Chard Chopped Salad

This recipe uses diced radishes all throughout it and then cools the heat of the red beauties down with cucumbers, a perfect pairing if I’ve even eaten it.

Here’s a few more salad ideas for your summertime eats!

Simple Curried Shrimp Salad. So freaking amazing and easy! Again, cucumbers cool the heat of the curry.


Mike’s favorite salad, Buffalo Shrimp Kale Salad.Cucumber and celery beat the heat of the buffalo sauce. This is seriously delicious and gets those men who love buffalo sauce to eat a salad. Ahem. Mike.


Or for the vegetarians, a gorgeous Kale and Mixed Bean Salad. It’s so hearty with the beans in it, you don’t miss meat at all!


Happy eating everyone!

Love you more than chocolate,


Chicken, Radish and Cucumber Swiss Chard Chopped Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This incredibly healthy salad used up everything in season in early summer; Swiss Chard, Cucumber and Radishes!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Swiss Chard Chopped Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 77 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 4 cups Swiss Chard washed & dried finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup radishes finely chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber finely chopped
  • 1 chicken breast cooked, cooled and chopped
  1. Combine the salad ingredients together and place onto a plate.
  2. Drizzle with the homemade Herb Vinaigrette.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken, Radish and Cucumber Swiss Chard Chopped Salad
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Potassium 419mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 44.9%
Vitamin C 17.1%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    Beet and goat cheese is next! SO AMAZING. I can’t believe I got excited over a salad LOL!

  2. Tanya Frewin Reply

    Looks delish! I love a good summer salad, keep them coming!

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