Do you have any great recipes for chard?

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Helen's A. August 22, 2011
I cut chard into 2" pieces. Toss the stems into a large shallow pan with 1" salted water. Cover & cook for a couple of minutes, then add the leafy tops. Cook until just tender. Drain & set aside. In the same pan, heat to medium with several tbsp olive oil and 1 or 2 cloves very thinly sliced garlic, a handful of halved kalamata olives, and a tbsp or two of chopped preserved lemon. When fragrant, add the drained chard. Toss around for another couple of minutes until heated through. Taste & adjust for salt & pepper.
ChefJune August 22, 2011
This is a lovely recipe for a vegetarian main dish or a side for roasted or grilled meat or fish.
student E. August 22, 2011
i like to keep it simple: olive oil, chili flakes, thinly sliced garlic. to make a heartier meal, i also sometimes add sausage removed from it's casing. either way, you can always put it on top of pasta.
Dona August 22, 2011
This is my favorite way to prepare chard, I only use about 3T. olive oil.
aargersi August 22, 2011
I am more than a little addicted to this:
RobertaJ August 22, 2011
I have a couple over at my blog, "A Pound Of Yeast" ( One is for stuffed chard leaves (think stuffed grape leaves) and one is for chard pancakes, where the shredded chard is mixed into a savory pancake batter, and then griddled like a pancake. Look in the archives, because I posted them a while back. I can vouch for the quality of both recipes, I've made them multiple times. And I was never a chard fan before I found these two.
Merrill S. August 21, 2011
This recipe is delicious prepared with chard instead of beet greens:
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