What to do with leftover Swiss chard

This spring vegetable works wonders in pastas, quiches and much, much more.

What to do with leftover Swiss chard

Recipes using Swiss chard

How to use leftover Swiss chard

  • Sautéed chard with parmesan. Cook swiss chard with 1 crushed garlic clove, a splash of water and a glug of extra-virgin olive oil. Season, then squeeze over the juice of half a lemon. Toss through plenty of shaved parmesan, then serve.
  • Potato salad. Boil 500g new potatoes until tender. Drain well, then toss with 1 tbsp soured cream, a dash of olive oil and some chopped spring onions and gherkins. Season well.
  • Chard mash. Fry pancetta cubes in a dry frying pan until crisp. Thinly slice the chard stalks and roughly shred the leaves. Put the stalks in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water for 1-2 minutes, then drain. Put the leaves in a colander and pour over boiling water to wilt. Cool, squeeze dry, then add to the pan with the stalks and pancetta. Cook for 1 minute, then mix into mashed potato.

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