Rainbow chard with onion ginger and pepper uses aromatics and spices to tame the sometimes bitter or metallic edge of chard.
Almond flour banana bread muffins. Stuffed chard leaves get simmered in a light tomato sauce making any color difference of minimal concern. Chard has shiny green ribbed leaves with petioles that range from white to yellow to red depending on the cultivar. Bake for 15 minutes. Separate leaves and stalk.
The stems need a little more cooking time than the leaves so slice them off where the stems meet the leaves and add them to the recipe a bit sooner. The leaves taste very fresh and sometimes slightly bitter. Swiss chard leaves are very tender and taste like spinach. Rainbow chard is the common name used to describe chard that has a variety of bright yellow red orange and purple stalks in each bunch.
Add salt and black pepper for taste. Rainbow chard is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Chard is a spring harvest plant. With an identical taste and similar nutrition to the more common green stemmed chard often called swiss chard rainbow chard can be eaten raw in salads braised or added to soups stews or gratins.
They are more flavorful than the leaves. When bunches of rainbow chard are available theyre easy to spot among the leafy greens in a produce market. The stems of swiss chard are very crunchy. There are several varieties of swiss chard including red green yellow and a mixed variety frequently referred to as rainbow chard.
A bunch will likely cost more than spinach or lettuceits typically grouped with specialty greens like kale. Starting at the base run a sharp knife along one edge of the chard stalk to strip the leaves away. Toss chopped onion and swiss chard stems in a medium bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil. But unlike traditional beets which put their energy into.
Crank the heat to 4250f 2200c. The wide leaves taste much like spinach but the edible stems taste more like celery. Rainbow chard is a mix of colored varieties that is often mistaken for a variety unto itself. Trim the very ends of the stems and discard.
Many grocers do carry some variety of chard especially during the summer which is chards peak season. Repeat on the opposite side. Chard sometimes called swiss chard or rainbow chard when it sports brightly colored stalks really is a relative of the beet. Position two racks in the upper and lower third of the oven.