What to do with Swiss Chard?

07/26/2010 2:40 pm · 15 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

I have had a lot of questions asking  what I do with the Veggies from the garden.  Asking if I really eat it….. Seemed like a silly question.  What else would I do with it?  But I figured I would show you all how I have been eating swiss chard since I was a little girl.

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You need to give it a good cold bath in the sink.  Swirl it around with your hand to get any dirt or bugs off. The swiss chard will float on top of the water and the dirt will sink to the bottom.

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I then take each leaf and rinse it by hand, to make sure no dirt is hiding. Once clean set aside.

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In a large pot, you can either boil it or steam it.  I prefer to steam it, put about 2 inches of water in the bottom of the pot and  them place your steamer rack in the bottom.

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Place all your Swiss Chard in, it seems like a lot but will cook down to almost nothing.

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Place lid on pan and steam about 5 min till tender.

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I then take the steamer out and squeeze it closed to get rid of any liquid.

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You are then left with a green blob…looks like bad science experiment (lol)  but it is very yummy!

Stir in butter, salt and pepper.  Top with butter and enjoy!  May not be for everyone but we sure like it!

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Do you like swiss chard, and how do you eat it?

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Nora
Nora

I love swiss chard more so than spinach and other green leaf vegetables! I simply put it in a pan with a little olive oil, onions and water and sautee on low.

Tina
Tina

I want to ask you a huge favor. How do you start this Swiss Chard? do you have seed? Is it possible to send me some? I come from Malaysia and this is a very common vegie but I have not seen it sold anywhere in the grocery store here. So I was excited when I saw your post. I live in Oclaa Florida. If you would, please email me and I will give you my address. Thanks so much

Patricia
Patricia

Chard is really yummy with eggs so I like to make quiche with it. This is also an easy freeze meal for later if you have a lot growing.

Cheryl
Cheryl

Like you I steam it and serve with butter a dash of vinegar, salt and pepper. Delish

Sara
Sara

Green Smoothies! -leafy greens -fruit fresh/frozen -water/ice -lemon juice put it in a blender! and serve

Satina
Satina

What a fantastic superfood! I steam it with a little bit of water, when it has two-three minutes left I put in some balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, dried cranberries, and nuts. It is very tasty.

Margo
Margo

I love swiss chard! I like it hot like you, but the other way I eat it is with some mayonnaise on it (cold of course) with a dab of salt. Ummmm, Delish!That is how my family ate it when I was little, ah memories!

Stephanie
Stephanie

Also works well in Green Smoothies!

Janette
Janette

Swiss Chard Pie Brown 1 sm onion in 1/4c margerine. Add 1 qt swiss chard. (My grandma canned hers) and add 2 eggs, beaten. Put in pie plate. Top with velveeta cheese. Bake at 350* until egg is firm.

Belinda
Belinda

Absolutely love it! Raw- a leaf or 2 in the garden, and then in the salad. Steamed with a little lemon juice (DH likes vinegar!) Cooked into lasagna, soup or an omelet just like spinach! I really like the bright lights!

Jennifer Rawles
Jennifer Rawles

We normally get A LOT from our garden. Too much to eat and not all our friends like it. So what I do is wash it like above but then I parboil it. Let it cool then frezze. I have wonderful swiss chard in the winter! Jennifer

Kari
Kari

I also use it for Olive Garden soup, but I also like to sautee it with olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper. YUM!

Tammy
Tammy

I use it in "olive garden soup" I found the copy cat recipe online ages ago.

Leanna
Leanna

Love it! I eat it raw, i know, sounds yucky, but I shred it and mix it with other greens in fish tacos. I like the bitter taste combined with the tacos. I've tried it in beef tacos and didn't like it...go figure. I also use the shredded bits sauteed with onions, peppers etc to make omelets. Those dark leafy greens are SOOO good for you!

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