How to Prepare Swiss Chard

Ribbons of this earthy, nutrient-packed plant are easy to handle and ideal for wilting down to a silky texture. For easy prep, follow a few simple steps.

A Great Leaf: Swiss Chard

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A Great Leaf: Swiss Chard

Spring is springing and cooks are cooking—Swiss chard! But, before you bust out these beautiful greens, there are a few things we think you should know.

Swiss Chard Prep: Wash

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Step 1

Wash leaves in a sink or large bowl of water until free of grit. Drain and pat dry.

Swiss Chard Prep: Fold Each Leaf

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Step 2

Fold each leaf in half lengthwise; cut out hard vein.

Swiss Chard Prep: Stack

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Step 3

Stack a few trimmed leaves; roll up tightly like a cigar.

Swiss Chard Prep: Slice

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Step 4

Slice across to form the ribbons.

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