Monday, July 26, 2010

What To Do With Swiss Chard

OK, get ready to plant, grow, or buy Swiss chard because I have a nummy recipe that uses this leafy green.

You will need a skillet, fresh basil, and Swiss chard (or spinach). Toss all these things together for about three minutes. (The chard should outnumber the basil 4 to 1. The one recipe I found suggested 16 cups of chard to one cup of basil, but I just estimated and it worked out.) Then sprinkle in some salt and pepper to your liking. Stir a bit more and serve. It tasted fresh and alive and much better than the basic boiling with loads of butter or mayo. (Pst: chard is known as the leafy beet....who knew!?)

Just curious? Anyone out there ever eat Swiss chard? I think it is an older veggie that has been forgotten, but shouldn't be.


Yelitza said...

thanks for sharing. I will have to try that sometime. I buy it once in a while but can't really get the kids to eat it. I think I need to keep trying good for you.

Jennifer said...

Now I want to try it! Do you think they have it at Fred Meyer or Whole Foods?

Rebekah said...

I would think so. I have it in my garden; too bad I couldn't bring you a bag full.

Yelitza, you want some on Wed?