PCRM Recipe of the Week


Chow down on this Swiss Chard based salad to provide your body with nutrients that deliver anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support!


Serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side

½ small white onion
3 cloves garlic
Leaves from 1 bunch chard
4 Roma tomatoes, diced
1½ cups fresh corn kernels
¼ cup pecan halves
1 cup seedless black grapes
Pinch of sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Mince the onion and garlic. Smash them together a couple times with the back of a knife or with a mortar and pestle.

Wash the Swiss chard thoroughly, as it tends to be gritty, then slice it into ribbons by tightly bunching the leaves together and slicing them with a sharp, heavy knife. Place the chard in a salad bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and toss.

Per Serving: 181 calories; 2 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 9% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g protein; 41 g carbohydrates; 17 g sugar; 7 g fiber; 378 mg sodium

Source: Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory by Neal D. Barnard. M.D., Christine Waltermyer, and Jason Wyrick. New York: Grand Central Life & Style, 2013. Print.

Please feel free to tailor PCRM recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.