What would you like to know?
Share this Story

3 Simple Swiss chard recipes

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Easy-to-make recipes will help you eat more Swiss chard

There's a reason Swiss chard is one of the most popular vegetables in the Mediterranean. This leafy green is not only full of phytonutrients, it’s also easy to prepare, with a mild flavor that works well in a variety of recipes.

Swiss chard is a deep, dark leafy green that is considered a superfood and is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This veggie belongs to the chenopod family, which also includes spinach and beets. Chard is a very mild-flavored leafy green, making it a great addition to smoothies, stir-frys, soups and salads.

Tropical leafy green smoothie recipe

Tropical leafy green smoothie recipe

Yield 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 4 Swiss chard leaves
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 fresh mango, diced
  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend them on high until the smoothie is smooth and creamy, with no chunks.
  3. Pour the smoothie into 1 tall glass or 2 small glasses.
  4. Garnish it with fresh fruit, granola or seeds and serve it immediately.

Mini Swiss chard frittata recipe

Mini swiss chard egg frittatas recipe

Yield about 12 mini frittatas

Ingredients:

  • 12 whole organic eggs
  • 3-4 Swiss chard leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and line it with cupcake wrappers.
  2. Place the eggs in a large bowl and beat them on high with a hand mixer.
  3. Fold the remaining ingredients into the eggs and divide the mixture among the muffin cups.
  4. Bake the mini frittatas, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until the eggs are completely cooked.
  5. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
  6. Store any leftover mini frittatas in the refrigerator.

Hearty slow cooker vegetable barley soup with Swiss chard recipe

Hearty slow cooker vegetable barley soup with swiss chard

Yield 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans organic vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup pearl barley, uncooked
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 6 leaves Swiss chard, finely chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup organic sweet peas
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can organic diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (may substitute 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a slow cooker.
  2. Cover the soup and cook it on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 6-8 hours, stirring it occasionally.
  3. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve it hot.
  4. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Tip: This hearty soup is also great for freezing, so you can have it on hand when you want a quick meal without headaches.

More Swiss chard recipes

Rustic Swiss chard tart
Creamy Swiss chard
Curried red lentil and Swiss chard stew

Recommended for You
Comments
Hot
New in Food & Recipes
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!