This winter I was checking out at the grocery store and the Checker said “wow, I see a lot of Kale, but I never see people buy swiss chard. What do you do with this?” Good question.
I first started buying swiss chard to put into green smoothies. It is a fairly mild green that is rich in nutrients, specifically vitamins A, K, and C and even has fiber and protein.
Now that I am growing it in the garden, I have a lot, more than I need for just smoothies. So what else can you make with swiss chard?
One of the easiest recipes is to saute swiss chard (I will also add some of my spinach) with garlic, olive oil, and a little lemon. It is so simple and delicious. Pair it with a garden burger and you have a yummy, healthy, quick week day dinner.
Most recently, I made the Emerald City Salad by PCC. PCC has a breadth of delicious recipes that are easy to find based on the ingredients you want to use from your garden. The Emerald City Salad uses a ton of greens (swiss chard and kale) and you can easily add or substitute other greens or even make it all swiss chard. I love this salad because it
includes a ton of greens and wild rice. You can make a big batch and take it for lunches all week long. Feel free to add some garbanzo beans for extra protein.