Add to soup or stew towards the end of cooking. Remember, you want the leaves to be bright green, but tender enough to chew and digest. I love this wonderful Hearty Greens Soup With Bowtie Pasta And Tomatoes opens in a new tab.
Add to beans or serve beans over a bed of steamed chard. This recipe for Swiss Chard with Black Eyed Peas opens in a new tab does just that.
Add to grain dishes or serve grains over a bed of steamed chard. Here is a popular recipe for Greens With Carrots, Feta Cheese And Brown Rice opens in a new tab - be sure to use Swiss chard in the recipe!
Use it in place of or alongside spinach in a recipe.
Make poached eggs and serve over steamed chard. Delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Sauté with onions, garlic or shallots like we did in our recipe for Swiss Chard with Shallots opens in a new tab.
Steam chard and serve with your favorite salad dressing. Top with pine nuts and a bit of feta cheese, or try this recipe for Chard With Sherry Vinegar and Walnuts opens in a new tab.
Steam whole leaves and use as a wrap. Try stuffing with whole grains, veggies or tofu. You can even stuff with chicken or fish. Here’s an idea for Swiss Chard-Wrapped Salmon With Chunky Orange-Chipotle Salsa opens in a new tab.
Sauté with veggies and add to quiche or frittata.
Make creamed “not” spinach with chard. We’ve used tahini, a delicious, versatile sesame seed “butter” in this recipe for Creamy Sesame Greens opens in a new tab.
Be sure to look for beautiful, bright, firm leaves with no wilting, browning or decaying. Store your Swiss chard in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Try to use it within a few days for best results.Have you checked out Swiss chard? Do you have a favorite recipe? Let me know!