Sunday, July 12, 2009

Swiss Chard

So this was my first time cooking swiss chard, I have seen it on another blog, sauteed with garlic and olive oil so when I saw it in whole foods, I thought I need to give it a try!
It has a lovely red colour.

Ingredients: Swiss chard, olive oil, 3 cloves garlic, salt, 1/2 red onion
1. fry garlic and onion in olive oil then add  chopped Swiss chard and cover cook for 5-1o min, add salt to taste

Overall its pretty good, but a little bitter tasting, its very healthy rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron and fiber. So go on give it a try........


  1. I like cook vegetables this way too.....bitter? really? I think you don't like bitter gourd, do you?

    Angie's Recipes

  2. I haven't had swiss chard yet. Looks interesting. I'll have to give it a try when I see it at the market.

  3. Growing up in Melbourne Australia, we only had chard (silverbeet) and used it instead of spinach in all dishes. I have loved meeting rich, delicate spinach as an adult, but chard is the one that grows so easily in my garden. I grow rainbow chard these days and it means I am never without an easy meal!

  4. Absolutely love Swiss Chard; thanks for sharing.

  5. Vegetables are simply the best! This looks like our alogbati vegetable here.

  6. I've made swiss chard only once and liked it a lot. I don't know why I don't use it more often. Thanks for reminding me to give it another try.

    I've been away for a couple of weeks and have missed everyone and all of the good food. Nice to be back.

  7. Angie: never had bitter gourd you'll have to teach me LOL
    Jenn: pretty good, but like spinach better he he
    Joy: so its an Aussie veggie LOL
    Anthony: no probs
    MJ: thats neat
    Sam: welcome back will look forward to your posts, as you can really cook LOL

  8. I love that bite that swiss chard has! Looks delicious :D

  9. I'm glad you discovered Swiss chard, it's a fantastic ingredient. So rebust and full of flavour, yummy!

  10. lovely color of that swiss chards. I don't know if we have them here..

  11. This is such a great recipe for any kinds of greens! Next time try adding toasted pine nuts at the end.

  12. thanks olga great idea
    Marta: me to
    thanks girlichef
    Peachkins hope you find some

  13. I've never had swiss chard either. It is so full of vitamin goodness, definitely worth a try!

  14. We have this growing in our garden! This looks delicious!

  15. We love swiss chard too! We have so much of it in the garden -- so good!:)

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  17. Rebecca,

    I just made swiss chard this past weekend! Love it!!

  18. The swiss chard stems are such a gorgeous color but I've always been a little intimidated to cook with them. I wonder if blanching them for a couple minutes would eliminate some of that bitterness? This method works well for me with broccoli rabe!



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