It is often said that with chard you get two vegetables in one. The stalks are like a sweeter, less astringent version of celery. The leaves are not unlike spinach, although they hold their shape better when cooked.
How to Use
Mix in salads and pasta dishes, steam as a side dish with cracked black pepper and butter, or stir fry with soy sauce or garlic and olive oil.
How to Prepare
Wash thorougly, rinse and serve raw or wash before cooking.
How to Cook
For best boiled mixed chard, place in a heavy pan with a little water, cover and cook gently for 4 mins until tender.
Steaming is one of the best ways to preserve nutrients & minerals, place in steamer and steam for 3-4 minutes until tender.
How to Store
Refrigerated, use a day or two after purchase as does not have a long shelf life