Mild, mellow-tasting greens with crunchy stalks.

Culinary Use

Swiss Chard has many delicious uses in the kitchen. The leaves and the stems are often separated before cooking. The leaves can be steamed, sauteed, added to soups, or stuffed, and is often used similarly to spinach. The stems can be steamed, sauteed, or roasted with a little garlic and Parmesan cheese for a nice gratin dish. Young chard is sweet and tender, and can be added to a salad of fresh greens.