Steamed Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard. That’s it. The pretty looking leaf that everyone always wonders what it is and how you cook it. It’s sooo damn colorful and really healthy.

According to WebMD, swiss chard is a “nutritional powerhouse” because it’s a good source of:

  • Vitamins A, K, and C
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Dietary Fiber
And yes, you can eat the stalks, they are a super nutritious part of swiss chard!!! It’s a pretty bitter tasting veggie but if you prepare it in the right way, it’ll taste good.
So this is how my mom usually made swiss chard for me as a kid and now I make it for myself 🙂
  • 1 bunch of swiss chard (multicolored or single color, doesn’t matter)
  • Balsamic vinegar (to taste)
  • Walnuts (to taste)
  • Take your bunch of swiss chard and cut into about 1 inch pieces long
  • Take a frying pan and add about 1/2 inch water
  • Place cut up swiss chard into frying pan onto of the 1/2 inch water (as seen below)
  • Heat on medium high until swiss chard is boiled and wilted
  • Take off the stove and pour out the excess water
  • Serve swiss chard into a bowl
  • Add balsamic vinegar, walnuts, and salt to taste
And your finished swiss chard should look like this!!..I didn’t have any walnuts this time, but I usually add them for some extra crunch and flavor.
If you don’t like balsamic vinegar, try adding another vinegar or sauce that you do like to mask some of the bitterness of the swiss chard.
So if you’re sick of the usual kale or spinach, try out this beautiful and nutritious swiss chard for a change in your diet 🙂


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