In the kingdom of leafy greens, the chard is one of the most nutritious and versatile vegetables on the planet. And not only is Swiss chard packed with nutrition, but it’s also flavourful, earthy, and perfect for a wide range of recipes.
We have some amazing farm vendors selling this leafy green at the Whistler Farmers Market. If you are ready to up your veggie game, here is a list of our top chard recipes.
This is one of the best recipes on this list. To make your work easier, you can make the tomato vinaigrette in advance. Trout fillets work fine if you can’t find small butterflied trout, but make sure to add the chard mixture when baking. If you can find the butterflied trout, all you have to do is stuff the fish with a mixture of chard, and sweet bell pepper. The fish bakes nicely, leaving a moist, delicate and yummy dish to savor.
This dish is super easy and delicious. It’s a one-pot dish that cooks in no time. Pair with chicken or turkey to make a fast supper or dinner.
A savory side dish that’s packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals and a delightful taste you are going to love. Serve with seared scallops or steak to enjoy. Plus, it’s easy and fast to cook.
We all love our salad variegated and fresh. This recipe makes for a nice dish. Enjoy the delicate taste of fennel paired with rainbow chard. If the taste of fennel isn’t your thing, you can sub the aromatic seed for shaved red onion.
For this recipe, you are going to use the stems and leaves of the chard plant. You sauté the chard in olive oil and add to a grilled cheese sandwich or chop and add to your omelet. Top with golden raisins. Add crumbled feta and chickpeas if you wish to make it a vegetarian meal.
You also need the stems for this dish. Slice the stems into thin strips and sauté before adding the leaves. Add your red onion and pine nuts to make a filling and yummy dish. Add just a little salt as chard is high in natural sodium.
This dish is a yummy delight you can try anytime. You are keeping the stems and leaves as well. When sautéed, chard stems have a delightful texture. Add some color by using rainbow chard.
For this treat, brown the shank on the stove, then baste with honey and bake to an iridescent glaze. What you get is a spectacular honeyed shank in bright amber colour. The chard and bitter artichokes help to counterbalance the sweet taste of honey.
Chard makes a great addition to any soup. Add to your barley, rice, lentils, minestrone, or vegetable to make a nutritious and super-fortified soup.
Instead of the regular spinach, add chard to your quiche recipe. The nutrient-dense vegetable combines perfectly with some pancetta and egg white.
Be sure to stock up on chard and other BC grown produce next time you're at the Whistler Farmers Market. Check which farm vendors will be at the Whistler Farmers Market on our market maps here.