Swiss Chard Recipes

Mixed with unique ingredients and rich sauces, enjoy some of our favorite Swiss chard recipes.

Benefits of Swiss Chard

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Benefits of Swiss Chard

Known for being one of the most nutritious vegetables in the world, Swiss chard has numerous health benefits. Positively impacting blood sugar, working as an antioxidant, and supporting bone health, what’s not to love about this delicious green?

First up, we have Lemon-Garlic Swiss Chard. This zesty side dish pairs nicely with steak or seared scallops and is ready in just minutes.

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Quick Caramelized Onions Swiss Chard

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Quick Caramelized Onions Swiss Chard

Caramelized onions add savory flavor to wilted Swiss chard. Choose this dish as a healthy side to round out your dinner menu.

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Pizza Rustica

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Pizza Rustica

A time-worthy treasure, this savory pie is tasty both warm and at room temperature.

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Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Swiss Chard

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Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Swiss Chard

In this dish, Swiss chard is softened by a sprinkling of warmed vinaigrette. Pair with a meat-based main course for a well-rounded meal.

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Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts Swiss Chard

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Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts Swiss Chard

Toasted pine nuts and raisins adorn this healthy green that works perfectly as a side to fish and chicken dishes.

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Lemony Kale Salad

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Lemony Kale Salad

This nourishing and filling salad is full of unique flavors and works well as a lighter meal or served in smaller portions as a side to a variety of meat-based dishes.

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Swiss Chard with Crème Fraîche

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Swiss Chard with Crème Fraîche

The sweet taste of the crème fraîche in this side offers an appealing contrast to the bitter flavor of Swiss chard.

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Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Swiss Chard and Eggs

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Fingerling Potato-Leek Hash with Swiss Chard and Eggs

Perfect for a brunch dish or breakfast for dinner dish, this hash is full of healthy ingredients and is a great way to incorporate more greens into your diet.

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Tartines with Cheese, Peppers, and Chard

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Tartines with Cheese, Peppers, and Chard

A tartine is an open-faced sandwich. This recipe demands a hearty bread (one topped with seeds and intact grains adds a nutrition bonus); it's the best match for the herbed cheese topping.

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Pan-Roasted Chicken, Squash, and Chard Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

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Pan-Roasted Chicken, Squash, and Chard Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Chard is often cooked to tenderize the tough, fibrous stems. Here the crisp leaves are sliced and used as a salad green. To add interest, use a variety of seasonal wild mushrooms, such as oyster, lobster, or chanterelle.

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Chicken Barley Soup with Walnut Pesto

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Chicken Barley Soup with Walnut Pesto

Habanero peppers are fiery hot, so handle them carefully with this soup. In this dish, you simply pierce the chile with a fork and float it in the broth as the soup cooks. Remove it with a slotted spoon before serving.

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Walnut-Crusted Pork Chops with Autumn Vegetable Wild Rice

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Walnut-Crusted Pork Chops with Autumn Vegetable Wild Rice

Apples, mushrooms, and Swiss chard make a nice contrast to the wild rice's crunchy texture in this full-flavor dish.

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Sautéed Chard with Pancetta

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Sautéed Chard with Pancetta

The pancetta (Italian unsmoked bacon) renders a small amount of fat, which is then used to sauté the chard. Serve this robust side with steaks, roast chicken, or roast pork.

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Winter Minestrone

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Winter Minestrone

Prep all the vegetables a day ahead, and this comforting soup will come together quickly just before guests arrive.

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Joe’s Special

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Joe’s Special

This San Francisco specialty turns straightforward scrambled eggs into a distinctive dish. To stay true to the recipe's roots, serve with toasted sourdough bread.

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Chard, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyere Crepes

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Chard, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyere Crepes

Nutty whole-wheat pastry flour keeps these crepes light as air. Get ahead by making crepes, stacking them between paper towels, and storing them in the fridge for a couple of days or in the freezer for a few weeks.

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