This list just keeps getting longer and longer. It started out with just 4 chard recipes I was in the process of trying, but I’ve found that chard is one of those things where once it’s on your radar you start to see recipes for it everywhere!
(I have an inverse and very frustrating relationship with buttermilk – when I don’t have any it seems like every other recipe I come across wants the stuff. Then the very minute I buy buttermilk, all those recipes magically evaporate. ARG.)
My neighbor’s garden has been overflowing with chard – quite a green thumb over there! Since our front lawns are connected, I often just keep going and mow/rake/tend her yard as well as mine – and so have been given a free pass to the garden and all its goodies!
So we’re in full-on chard mode over here! Here are 7 I’ve tried and recommend:
Sausage and Chard Stuffed Acorn Squash (aka the best autumn recipe EVER!)
Rainbow Chard with Pinenuts, Parmesan, and Basil
Lacy’s foraged Dock au Gratin can be made with chard instead.
The Homemade Kitchen’s Swiss Chard Tacos with Fresh Cheese and a Fried Egg
Bon Appetit’s Nov 2015 Tomato and Cannellini Bean Soup features a bunch of chard – this was really tasty, husband commented more than once on how good it was. I simplified the BA recipe by using pantry staples – canned beans, a 14.5 oz can of tomatoes, and no fennel.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos with Swiss Chard Pesto this makes an excellent and novel Mexican flavored pesto. The leftover ‘pesto’ is good as a dip.
Swiss Chard Pesto over pasta.
What’s YOUR favorite way with chard? Let us know in the comments below!
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