Whether you have swiss chard growing in the garden or purchased a bundle from the store, it’s a lovely addition to any meal. If you’re not sure how to cook swiss chard, here are some great recipes to use up your supply!
Swiss chard, with its colorful stems and beautiful leafy greens, is lovely when grown in the fall and spring garden. (Here’s a full guide on How to Grow Swiss Chard at home.) And while it’s incredibly easy to grow, not everyone is sure how to cook swiss chard.
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These recipes range from side dishes to main courses and are sure to take your garden fresh swiss chard on the table in no time!
Swiss Chard Appetizer, Smoothie, and Salad Recipes
Rustic Swiss Chard Tart with Sumac and Ricotta Salata (Little Ferraro Kitchen)- This rustic swiss chard tart is the perfect recipe for an abundance of garden greens. Sauteed Swiss chard is layered on top of buttery puff pastry and finished with tangy sumac and strips of ricotta salata cheese.
Spicy Pickled Swiss Chard Stems (Heartbeet Kitchen)- These swiss chard quick pickles are an easy and delicious way to use them! Just like any refrigerator pickle, you’ll make a quick brine and pour into over the the top of the swiss chard stems, then refrigerate. The pickled stems get some kick from sriracha that’s stirred into the brine, and spices!
Apple Walnut Rainbow Swiss Chard Salad (An Edible Mosaic)- This Apple Walnut Rainbow Swiss Chard Salad Recipe features sweet crisp apples, crunchy toasted walnuts, and colorful rainbow Swiss chard dressed with a honey apple vinaigrette.
Tropical Swiss Chard Smoothie (It’s a Veg World After All)- This Tropical Swiss Chard Smoothie is a refreshing and delicious way to use a hearty green! It’s easy to make and has a beautiful color.
Swiss Chard Side Dish Recipes
Autumn Celebration Rice Salad (Foxes Love Lemons)- Autumn Celebration Rice Salad is a gluten-free and vegetarian holiday side dish option, loaded with butternut squash, pomegranate, swiss chard, dried cranberries, apples and pistachios, tossed with homemade apple cider vinaigrette!
Spinach and Chard with Pan-Sauteed Polenta (The Vegan Atlas)- Spinach and chard with crispy pan-sautéed polenta is a delicious side dish to serve when greens are in abundance.
Sauteed Swiss Chard with Ginger (Luci’s Morsels)- This sauteed swiss chard with ginger is one to keep in your arsenal. It’s an easy, delicious side dish, but it’s also a great add-on to any grain bowl, the perfect bed for serving roasted or grilled meat and veggies, or a great chilled dish to pull out of the refrigerator just before eating!
Croatian Style Potatoes and Chard (OMG Yummy)- Blitva, which means swiss chard, in Croatian, is a super simple but wonderfully tasty potato and chard side dish. Top it with an egg or serve it with meat or fish or just dollop it with yogurt – you’re gonna love this combination!
Swiss Chard Soup Recipes
Zuppa Toscana Soup (The Fresh Cooky)- Zuppa Toscana is a hearty sausage soup, made healthier using gorgeous Swiss chard for a healthy and delicious meal!
Winter Minestrone Soup with Sausage (Good Life Eats)- Loaded with pasta, vegetables, and Italian sausage, this Winter Minestrone with Sausage is the perfect recipe to make on a cold evening!
Swiss Chard Main Dish Recipes
Rainbow Chard Souffle (Fab Food 4 All)- Rainbow Chard Souffle if a light and fluffy souffle bursting with flavour from the Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses as well as a kick of cayenne pepper!
Spaghetti Squash Baked Ziti with Swiss Chard (Running to the Kitchen)- This spaghetti squash baked ziti is a healthier twist on the classic Italian dish yet still packed with that hearty, comforting and cheesy taste you love.
Chard Stuffed Acorn Squash with Tahini Dressing (Rachael Hartley Nutrition)- These vegetarian stuffed acorn squash halves, filled with chard, chickpeas, and feta, and drizzled with tahini sauce, are a show stopping main dish for entertaining!
Swiss Chard Quiche with Goat Cheese (Champagne Toast)- This swiss chard quiche uses eggs, fresh bitter greens, and goat cheese, and is easy to make ahead of time for a flavor-packed breakfast or brunch.
Green Monster Swiss Chard Frittata (Occasionally Eggs)- This easy dairy and gluten free green monster swiss chard frittata is packed with green summer vegetables like zucchini, greens, and herbs.
Swiss Chard Pasta Recipes
Orecchiette with Swiss Chard, Parmesan, and Lemon (Little Ferraro Kitchen)- A simple chard pasta recipe, Orecchiette with Swiss Chard, Parmesan and fresh Lemon is light and quick to make for a weeknight dinner.
Swiss Chard and White Bean Pasta (Mangia Bedda)- Greens and beans are a classic Italian pairing. This Swiss chard and white bean pasta recipe is a simple but hearty and satisfying meal that comes together in the time that it takes to cook your pasta!
Tuscan Pasta Tordellata with Ragu, Swiss Chard, and Ricotta (The Pasta Project)- Known as pasta tordellata, this delicious deconstructed version of a traditional tortelli recipe from Tuscany is as delicious as the filled pasta dish, with much less work! Also a great way to use up leftover ragu!
I hope these recipes inspire you to grow your own swiss chard at home, or at the very least, to pick up a bunch the next time you’re at the store!