Chard is a mild tasting and environmentally resilient green. This makes it one of my favorite greens we grow. You can use it wherever you would use spinach. It is the same genus and species as beets, but this variety is selected to grow large leaves and not a large root.
Chard should be stored in a plastic bag in your refrigerator. It will last a week or two.
- Chard can be eaten raw or cooked.
- The leaves and stems are both edible. Be sure to cook them separately since the stems take longer than the leaves. Stems take about 5-10 minutes to cook, while leaves only take 2-4 minutes.
- Use in soups, stir-fries or burritos.
- Saute lightly with olive oil and onion, then add a splash of balsamic vinegar and serve as a side dish.