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GrowCookEat: Swiss Chard Recipes

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Today I wanted to talk about Swiss Chard. I’ve cooked with it a few times and I like it, so I decided to plant it in the garden this year. The only problem? I probably planted double what I actually needed.

I need more recipes! What is your favorite way to cook and eat Swiss Chard? I’d love it if you could share your recipes in the comments section. I can’t wait to try some new dishes!

I’ll probably still plant Swiss Chard next year, but not so much and instead of the standard red I think I want to plant the Bright Lights Mix instead. Look how pretty it is!

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Monday 7th of June 2010

I made a chard frittata today because I got too much from my CSA ... about 1 lb. chard, sauteed (stems first) with an onion, add 6 eggs and a cup of cheese (gruyere or your choice), stir together, cook on the stove until just set and then bake at 350 for about 7 minutes until just beginning to brown. It used up a LOT of chard!


Sunday 6th of June 2010

Where I come from -sothern Argentina= Swiss chard grows by the side of the road as ...weed basically. Naturally we not only use to adorn roads :) but also eat it. Easiest way for me is to wash it, not dry it just shake the water out of the leaves a bit ad put it in a pan...with the water in the leaves is just enough. After 1 or 2 minutes add butter salt and pepper and that's it! You can do the same but instead of butter add some onions, garlic and eggs and make a sort of quick omelet. We cook the stems separately sometimes and have a side dish of steams boiled and then add seasoning, cream or butter. We also add it to pizzas, quiches, veggie soup... I don't have professional recipes but maynbe that gave you some ideas.I have no idea as to how I found this blog since I was searching for a complete different thing, but Im glad I did!

Saturday 5th of June 2010

We like chard here too! I think I planted mine pretty late and it hasn't been growing too fast. Here is one of favorite recipes for it.,2246,153183-236200,00.htmlRenee

Nancy @ TheSensitivePantry

Saturday 5th of June 2010

Here's our favorite chard recipe...sauteed with garlic, onions, and tomatoes. Add some pasta and you've got yourself a wonderful meal. I'm going to enjoy looking at some of the recipes mentioned in the comments. Love chard!

Meal Makeover Mom Janice

Saturday 5th of June 2010

I have become a huge Swiss Chard fan since I joined a CSA several years ago. My kids will eat it in this recipe for Ravioli with Swiss Chard: your photos of the chard. I have never grown it but maybe this is the year...