There are several varieties of swiss chard including red green yellow and a mixed variety frequently referred to as rainbow chard.
Green enchilada recipe. Chard is a spring harvest plant. The leaves taste very fresh and sometimes slightly bitter. Rainbow chard is a mix of colored varieties that is often mistaken for a variety unto itself. You should end up with leaves and bare stalks.
Position two racks in the upper and lower third of the oven. 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. Starting at the base run a sharp knife along one edge of the chard stalk to strip the leaves away. A bunch will likely cost more than spinach or lettuceits typically grouped with specialty greens like kale.
Crank the heat to 4250f 2200c. Trim the very ends of the stems and discard. Swiss chard leaves are very tender and taste like spinach. But unlike traditional beets which put their energy into.
When bunches of rainbow chard are available theyre easy to spot among the leafy greens in a produce market. 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. Add salt and black pepper for taste. Toss chopped onion and swiss chard stems in a medium bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil.
Repeat on the opposite side. Rainbow chard with onion ginger and pepper uses aromatics and spices to tame the sometimes bitter or metallic edge of chard. Many grocers do carry some variety of chard especially during the summer which is chards peak season. Chard has shiny green ribbed leaves with petioles that range from white to yellow to red depending on the cultivar.
They are more flavorful than the leaves. Rinse the chard and pat it lightly dry. 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. Combine swiss chard leaves with salt pepper and two tablespoons of olive oil.
Separate leaves and stalk. Bake for 15 minutes. The wide leaves taste much like spinach but the edible stems taste more like celery. Chard sometimes called swiss chard or rainbow chard when it sports brightly colored stalks really is a relative of the beet.