Farmer’s Market Greens and Beans Summer Salad

Morning all! Hope you had  a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead. I am excited to visit my sister-in-law’s rooftop farmer’s market this evening, where I’m hoping to find some great produce to use throughout the week!


Until then, I wanted to share with you a recipe for a salad I made with my farmer’s market finds from last week. This salad features swiss chard and mustard greens!


It’s simple to make, full of flavor, and is packed with nutrients as well!


The sautéed greens and garlic pair wonderfully with the smoky BBQ sauce and sun dried tomatoes. Make this for dinner tonight!

Farmer’s Market Greens and Beans Summer Salad

Makes ~4 generous side salads

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic (minced)

One bunch of swiss chard

1/2 a bunch of mustard greens

1 can of black beans

1/2 cup of uncooked red quinoa

Sun dried tomatoes

Sesame seeds

Stone ground mustard

BBQ sauce


Salt, pepper and a spice blend


To make this dish start by cooking the quinoa according to package directions. It took me about 12 minutes to fully cook the 1/2 cup of quinoa in one cup of water.

While the quinoa is cooking, sauté the greens and black beans in the olive oil and garlic. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes on medium low heat, stirring occasionally. Towards the end of cooking the greens, stir in a little salt, pepper and a spice blend of choice to taste.

When the quinoa is done, add it to the sauté pan with the greens and beans and continue cooking until everything is warmed through. Maybe another 3 minutes or so on low heat.

For serving the salad add sun dried tomatoes, sesame seeds, stone ground mustard, tahini and/or BBQ sauce on top! Enjoy!


2 thoughts on “Farmer’s Market Greens and Beans Summer Salad

    • dindu1989 says:

      Thanks Liz!! The rooftop farmer’s market had the most amazing view! And lots of fun, small-scale vendors. Hope you’ve got some nice farmer’s markets in your area too :)

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