Swiss Chard

Storage Store Swiss chard in a plastic bag or airtight container in the refrigerator. To regulate moisture, wrap greens in a damp paper towel and do not wash until just before use. Chard is relatively hearty and will stay fresh for a week or longer if stored properly. Recipes Sautéed Swiss Chard Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup Swiss Chard Tzatziki Creamed Swiss Chard Winter Minestrone Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Swiss Chard Potato Hash with Swiss Chard and Eggs Preservation To freeze Swiss chard, wash leaves thoroughly and cut away stems. Steam or blanch in boiling water for two minutes and immediately place in a bowl of ice water. Dry leaves and transfer to a freezer-safe airtight container for freezing. Chard can also be dehydrated and crushed or ground into a powder for sauces and smoothies. To dry, wash leaves and cut away stems, then place in a single layer on dehydrator trays and dry for 2-3 hours. If you don't have a dehydrator,...