June 18, 2012

What can I do with Swiss Chard?

Find yourself stumped by this leafy green?

We posed the question to Chef Anat at neighborhood favorite, Cafe Petisco, whose Green Shakshuka (a weekend brunch item featuring melting, creamy greens, including Swiss chard) is a favorite among the Core. Here are some of the flavorful ideas she shared with us:

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts & Raisins
Saute Swiss chard in olive oil with garlic, salt & pepper.
Move cooked chard to a bowl and mix with raisins & pine nuts.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve!


Sauteed Swiss Chard with Onion, Tomato & Garbanzo Beans
Saute 1 sliced onion, add garlic, fresh ripe diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, tumeric, dried oregano. Add swiss chard and cook for about 10-15 min adding vegetable stock or water when needed. Add garbanzo beans, mix well, and cook for a few more minutes until beans are heated through.

"Mac & Swiss"

Add sauteed Swiss shard finely chopped to your favorite mac and cheese recipe. Just add when assembling the chard in the baking dish, top with bread crumbs & bake

Swiss Chard Tzatziki with Pita Chips
Blanch Swiss chard (Cook in a large pot of boiling water until tender. Removed chard to cold/ice water bath to cool.) Drain chard and squeeze to remove all water, finely chop chard and mix with Greek yogurt, chopped garlic, Cayenne, S&P, lemon juice & extra virgin olive oil to taste. Mix well & serve with pita chips.


Thanks for the inspiration, Anat!