Put it on the Dinner Table
This variety works for
- Fresh eating
If you plan on eating Swiss chard fresh, make sure you harvest very small leaves (generally under 3 inches) before they take on their strong flavor.
When preparing the chard, trim the leaf from the rib and chop the rib finely before adding it to the dish. The fibrous central rib is edible, but requires a little longer to cook.
Chard can be used as a substitute for spinach in most dishes and goes well with roasted meats, cream sauces, nutty cheeses, and tomatoes. Try adding chard to a gratin or serving it alongside Jerk chicken with red beans and rice.