Benefits of Swiss Chard
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.
Chopped Chard Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette
This composed salad is a delicious mix of earthy, fruity, and tangy flavors. We love the trick of using apricot preserves to add sweetness and body to the dressing; you can also use orange marmalade for a bitter note.
Chard-Stuffed Trout With Charred Tomato Vinaigrette
For convenience, you can make the tomato vinaigrette a day ahead. If your fishmonger doesn’t have small butterflied trout, you can use larger single trout fillets and simply top them with the chard mixture to bake. The vinaigrette lends bracing tang to the dish, balanced by the peppery, verdant chard and sweet bell pepper. The chard stuffing helps keep the delicate trout moist as it roasts.
Sautéed Chard Agrodolce
Agrodolce is Italian for sour-sweet flavors typically created with vinegar and sugar. It's a perfect counterpoint to sautéed greens in this quick and simple side dish.
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.
Rustic Chard, Potato, and Goat Cheese Tart
Stuffed with savory potatoes, rich goat cheese and fresh rustic chard, this decadent tart is well worth the wait.
Sesame Barley with Greens and Teriyaki Tofu
Don't skip the chilling step: It gives flavors time to soak into the barley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prep all the vegetables a day ahead, and this comforting soup will come together quickly just before guests arrive.
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.
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.