Prepare Chard – You Should Know These Four Recipes

Prepare chard as a delicious pesto

The taste of Swiss chard is similar to that of spinach. However, Swiss chard has a more intense, spicier aroma.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 chard
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 100g grated Parmesan
  • 100ml olive oil
  • Zest and juice of one organic lemon
  • 3 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • Some rosemary
  • Salt pepper
  • Preparation:
  • Clean the chard and cut it into small pieces. Blanch it briefly in salted water.
  • Chop the rosemary needles and the garlic.
  • Mash the chard, garlic, rosemary, parmesan, pine nuts, olive oil, and lemon zest.
  • Season the pesto with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Swiss chard with potatoes and bacon

Swiss chard promotes blood formation and also has a high calcium content.

  • Ingredients for one person:
  • 1/2 Swiss chard
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 potatoes
  • Salt pepper
  • dash of oil
  • dash of cream
  • bacon as needed
  • Preparation:
  • Peel the potatoes and then boil them in salted water. Then cut the potatoes into slices.
  • Chop the onion and the garlic clove into small pieces and fry them in a pan with a little oil.
  • Add the bacon and potato slices.
  • Clean the chard and then cut it into strips.
  • Now he is also in the pan. Wait for it to sink in and add a dash of cream to the dish.

Swiss chard quiche

The vitamins contained in chard support the eyes and make the skin beautiful.

  • Ingredients for the dough:
  • 90g butter
  • 180g flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Ingredients for the filling:
  • 1 chard
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 60g pine nuts
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 100g Parmesan
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt pepper
  • tomatoes as needed
  • Preparation (dough):
  • Mix flour and butter in a bowl. Let the butter warm up a little first to make it easier.
  • Add the water and a pinch of salt. Then let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  • Grease the mold you want to use for your quiche. A 30cm diameter is good for this. Pour the batter into the mold and bake at 180°C for 15 minutes.
  • Preparation (filling):
  • Clean and cut the chard into bite-sized pieces. Then blanch it briefly in salted water.
  • Finely chop the garlic clove, onion, and pine nuts.
  • Sauté the onion, garlic, and chard in a pan with olive oil and butter. Fry everything until the liquid has evaporated. Then remove the pan from the stove.
  • Crumble the sheep’s cheese and add it to the pan with the parmesan, eggs, and pine nuts.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Then pour the filling onto the dough in the mold.
  • Bake the quiche for 40 minutes at 180°C and place fresh tomato slices on top of the quiche just before serving.

Chard coconut soup with shrimp

You can also enjoy chard as a soup, especially in cold times.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 chard
  • 2 onions
  • 500ml water with vegetable broth
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 pack of shrimp
  • 1 chili pepper
  • Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Coriander, Ginger & Turmeric
  • Preparation:
  • Clean and cut the chard into small pieces.
  • Also chop up the onions, the chili pepper, and some fresh ginger.
  • Fry the cut chard stalks with the diced onions and the crushed chili in a little oil.
  • Gradually add the water with the vegetable broth. Let the whole thing simmer for a bit as the stalks need a bit to soften.
  • Once the stems are soft, you can add the chopped leaves to the pot.
  • Now pour in the coconut milk and puree the whole thing. Dilute with more water if it is still too thick.
  • Season the soup with the spices specified in the recipe.
  • The shrimp go in the pot last. Let simmer until the shrimp are done.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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