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5 ways to use Swiss chard

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5 ways to use Swiss chard

1. Sauté it
Swiss chard leaves wilt as they cook down, making them a tasty side dish that can be flavoured in a number of ways. Separate the stems from the leaves as the tougher stems need to cook for a longer amount of time.

Seared Salmon and Swiss Chard with Mustard Vinaigrette

Photography by Jeff Coulson

2. Add it to stir-fries
Give your regular stir-fry a tasty twist by adding in a couple handfuls of chopped Swiss chard leaves in the last couple minutes of cooking time. Once the leaves are wilted, it's ready to serve!

Chicken and Swiss Chard Stir-Fry

Photography by Jeff Coulson

3. Stir it into pasta dishes
Add bulk and a healthful note to weeknight pasta dishes by adding chopped chard stems and leaves. The best part? This method quickly uses up a whole bunch of Swiss chard in one go.

Swiss Chard Pasta

Photography by Jeff Coulson

4. Eat it raw
Swiss chard is often enjoyed cooked, but it makes a delicious base for a salad when eaten raw. The leaves are tender and mild in taste and make a good alternative to kale or spinach. Make sure to generously dress the salad so each and every leaf is seasoned.
Chard and Apple Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Photography by Ryan Brook

5. Turn it into kimchi
Kimchi, the quintessential spicy Korean condiment made of fermented vegetables, can be made using Swiss chard. Our version is super-quick to make and jam-packed with flavour. We've used it to top fish cakes, but you can use it as a side for seared steak, or stir it into fried rice.

Smoked Trout Cakes with Lemon Mayo and Swiss Chard Kimchi

Photography by Jeff Coulson

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