Swiss Chard (Storage + Cooking Tips)

Swiss Chard (Storage + Cooking Tips)

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, dry chard in the oven by baking at the lowest temperature setting for 60 to 90 minutes or until dry.