Farmers Market Cooking Demo

Try the spicy Moroccan Chard Salad we sampled at the Waltham Farmers’ Market! This recipe was a hit. It’s a great way to use Swiss chard, a locally grown seasonal favorite. Try it topped with Crispy Roasted Chickpeas. The Waltham Farmers’ Market is located at the parking lot of the Arthur J. Clark Government Center building at the corner of School and Lexington Streets on Saturdays 9:30 AM-2:00 PM through November 8. Healthy Waltham will be back at the Market on September 6.

Moroccan Chard Salad (serves 6)

  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard, coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ lemon, juiced (about 2 Tablespoons), or cider vinegar


  1. Heat just enough canola oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic, paprika, cumin and red pepper flakes and stir about 1 minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Add the chard and cook 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until chard is tender.
  4. Add lemon juice or vinegar and cook another minute until beginning to evaporate.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Chopping colorful Swiss chard for the salad.

Chopping colorful Swiss chard for the salad.


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