Swiss Chard - A Super
Swiss Chard is one of those
super foods that people look at - and then put down. Its colors
are sometimes striking - pictured above is a variety that we grow
in season which is called "Bright Lights". When
people ask how to cook it, we often tell them some of the same
ways that one would prepare spinach. It is not a cousin to
spinach; rather it is a member of the beet family. It takes
like spinach with just a background hint of beet.
Chard contains many antioxidants, and is high in Vitamin K
(warfarin users seek advice from your doctor). It is also
high in folic acid, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, zinc,
carotenoid, oxalates, and fiber.
saute it, bake it, make it in a smoothie or frittata. Below
is a simple recipe for Swiss Chard:
Swiss Chard with Feta:
of Rainbow Chard - leaves and stems washed, dried (very
important), chopped and separated
tablespoons olive oil in total (plus some to grease a baking
pepper to taste
of feta cheese, broken into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with
Toss the Swiss Chard stems and onions in a bowl with 1 tablespoon
olive oil. Season to taste. Spread onto the prepared
Bake in the preheated oven until the chard stems have softened
and the onion is starting to brown (about 15 minutes). Toss
the Swiss Chard leaves with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and
season. Sprinkle the leaves over the stem pieces, then
scatter feta on top.
Return to the oven, and bake until the stems are tender and the
leaves are starting to crisp up. The feta should melt and
start to turn golden (about 15 minutes).
from the oven and enjoy!
find both Swiss Chard and feta in our online store!