July 19th, 2013

Fresh is Best

For Christmas I gave my husband a share in a local CSA garden. I picked up our weekly box this morning and just unpacked it above. The best part is that I’m forced to cook and eat vegetables that I would not gravitate to in the market. Swiss Chard is a good example, anyone have a good recipe?


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  • I mostly hear of it being sautéed in olive oil, with a little garlic and maybe lemon. Super simple recipes. As to eating it raw or cold, I’m not sure how people tend to like it. If you need kale recipes, I have a few I could recommend though.

    AprilJuly 19th, 2013  10:04 AM

  • I love to make Rick Bayless’ swiss chard tacos. Here’s the recipe online:


    Your produce looks great!

    SusanJuly 19th, 2013  10:21 AM

  • It’s also great in any soup – chicken, lentil. Drop it into the soup at the end and simmer for 15 mins.
    Fresh chard like that is delicious just sauteed with lemon and olive oil (as said above) – and then can put grilled chicken over it with a drizzle of something.

    angie larnedJuly 19th, 2013  11:31 AM

  • This recipe is fantastic http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/health/nutrition/08recipehealth.html

    JulieJuly 19th, 2013  12:15 PM

  • yes! sautee in a mixture of olive oil and chopped garlic. wilt until soft. it’s delicious, super simple and healthy.

    mindyJuly 19th, 2013  1:43 PM

  • I love this recipe for a Chard and Salami Frittata, served warm or at room temperature. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chard-and-Salami-Frittata-239066

    MJuly 19th, 2013  3:13 PM

  • My Italian grandparents always simply steamed it and tossed it in olive oil and salt and pepper. So simple and absolutely delish. I bet a squeeze of lemon would freshen it up too.

    SadieJuly 19th, 2013  4:23 PM

  • Throw it in a smoothie. I am loving all the fresh produce for smoothies and juices!



    AnneJuly 20th, 2013  2:56 PM

  • I have a terrific recipe Id be happy to pass along. Making it was my first experience eating and cooking Kale, it somehow had passed me by before this latest kale craze!

    MelissaJuly 20th, 2013  10:23 PM

  • I saute it with olive oil, California blend garlic salt and pepper. Tastes terrific!


    ChennillJuly 22nd, 2013  9:58 AM

  • Gwyneth’s white bean & Swiss chard soup from “It’s All Good”. I must make it at least once a week! Cheers, Laura from www.cocktailsandgelato.com

    LauraJuly 22nd, 2013  5:46 PM

  • If you have reluctant Swiss chard eaters, I have found that steaming the stems & leaves (start with stems first since they take longer) and putting them in a baking dish with browned butter, good grated parmagiano reggiano cheese, and fresh ground pepper and baking will make a lot of converts!

    HeatherJuly 24th, 2013  1:28 PM


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