Question: Can Swiss chard be eaten raw? How should I prepare it. -Laura R.
Answer: It’s true that many of us are most familiar with eating Swiss chard when it’s been cooked low and slow as part of a braised dish, but this nutritious leafy green can also be eaten raw. It’s delicious as a simple, classic salad, of course, but here are some less conventional ways you can enjoy your homegrown Swiss chard without spending the time to cook the greens, and you won’t have to heat up the oven or stove. Feel free to use either standard green Swiss chard or rainbow chard regardless of what a particular recipe specifies, as the flavor and prep required won’t change—just the color and the name of the plant.
- Asian Summer Rolls with Leftover Fish and Market Greens from Cheese1227
- Chard and Walnut Pesto from Savory Love
- Chard Pockets from Raw Food Recipes
- Rainbow Chard Pineapple Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Rainbow Chard Salad with Raisins and Walnuts from TheKitchn
- Raw Swiss Chard Veggie Wraps with Pecan Spread from Vegetarian Times
- Roasted Pear and Rainbow Chard Salad from Elizabeth Stark
- Shelled Bean and Swiss Chard Panzanella from Bon Appetit
- Swiss Chard and Navy Bean Dip from Rena Williams
- Swiss Chard Raw Wrap from Delicious Living
- Swiss Chard Slaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing from TheKitchn
- Swiss Chard Taco Wraps with Cumin-Lime Sauce from TheKitchn
- Vegan Chicken Salad Sandwich with Curry and Swiss Chard from Peaceful Dumpling (Of course, carnivores can sub in chicken salad made the traditional way if they want some meat on their sandwiches.)
- Weeknight Winter Salad from TheKitchn