Are you trying to eat something green at least once a day? Make Sweet and Sour Swiss Chard for a change of pace. If you aren’t a chard fan, this recipe can be made with any type of leafy greens.
The Grillmaster and I have gotten into the habit of hitting the farmers’ market every Saturday morning. We always come home with more than two people can reasonably consume in a week, but it’s been fun trying new things.
I can’t believe how much I’ve gotten into eating greens which is good because they are packed with nutrients. It’s amazing how much having access to fresh, local vegetables changes your perspective. We’re actually trying to grow chard for the first time too. So far, so good.
I made this recipe with chard, but any type of green leafy vegetable will do – try kale, watercress, dandelion greens or anything else you might find at your farmers’ market.
Other Swiss Chard Recipes
Like Swiss chard? You may want to try these recipes:
- Lentil Swiss Chard Soup with Orange Zest
- Baked Beans with Swiss Chard and Kale
- Frittata Bites with Chard, Sausage, and Feta
- Potatoes with Swiss Chard Pesto
- Tofu Scramble with Swiss Chard
Sweet and Sour Swiss Chard
- 3 slices turkey bacon cut crosswise into matchsticks
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 shallot cut in half and thinly sliced
- 1 bunch Swiss chard stems removed and thinly sliced, leaves chopped
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- Freshly ground black pepper
Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels.
Add olive oil to skillet, then add garlic, shallot and chard stems. Cook until shallot and chard stems soften, about 2 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar and stir until dissolved. Add chard leaves and toss until greens have wilted, about 5 minutes.
Season with pepper and serve with bacon sprinkled on top.
Watching sodium? Reduce your portion of turkey bacon.