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Swiss Chard

Swiss chard, with its vibrant, crinkly leaves and colorful stalks, is a versatile and nutritious leafy green vegetable. It belongs to the same family as beets and spinach, showcasing a mild, earthy flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like magnesium and potassium, Swiss chard offers a healthful addition to any diet. Whether sautéed with garlic and olive oil, added to soups and stews, or enjoyed raw in salads, Swiss chard brings a delightful crunch and a burst of freshness to the table, making it a favorite among both chefs and home cooks alike.



Garlicky Sautéed Swiss Chard:

  • Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, washed and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Add chopped Swiss chard to the skillet and sauté until wilted, about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Serve hot as a side dish or mix with pasta for a flavorful main course.


Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup:

  • Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, washed and chopped

  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until softened.

  2. Add chopped Swiss chard to the pot and cook until wilted.

  3. Stir in white beans, vegetable broth, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.

  4. Simmer the soup for about 15-20 minutes until flavors meld together.

  5. Adjust seasoning if needed and serve hot with crusty bread.


Swiss Chard and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast:

  • Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, washed and chopped

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt, pepper, and paprika to taste

  • Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness and season with salt, pepper, and paprika.

  3. In a skillet, sauté chopped Swiss chard in olive oil until wilted.

  4. Remove from heat and mix in crumbled feta cheese.

  5. Spoon the Swiss chard and feta mixture onto each chicken breast, then roll up and secure with toothpicks.

  6. Place stuffed chicken breasts in a baking dish, drizzle with a little olive oil, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  7. Remove toothpicks before serving, and enjoy with your favorite sides.


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