rainbow swiss chard recipes

RAINBOW SWISS CHARD RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS

RAINBOW SWISS CHARD RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Rainbow swiss chard recipes are highly nutritious and healthy. Swiss chard is not so much different from rainbow chard. Rainbow chard stalk ranges from white to hot pink or red. It can be eaten cooked or raw. Cooking rainbow swiss chard makes it tasty. When you cook, remember to cook stems before leaves because they are tougher. They need more time to cook. Rainbow swiss chard recipes are colorful and spicy. When prepared with onion, garlic, lemon, basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, walnut, raisins, almond, ghee, and more, they are great. Rainbow swiss chard recipes are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that fight against various diseases in the body. Below are some of the most amazing rainbow swiss chard recipes that would make your dinner.

Rainbow Swiss Chard Recipes

1.    Sautéed Rainbow Chard with Lemon and Garlic

rainbow swiss chard recipes
foodandwine.com

This swiss chard recipe is a gorgeous and light side dish.

      Preparation Time: 20 minutes

      Cook Time: 40 minutes  

      Total Time:1 hour

       Serves: 10

       Ingredients

  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest
  • 4 pounds of rainbow chard
  • ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Preparation

  1. First, place a large pot over medium-high heat. Then, add 2 tablespoons and ¼ cup of olive oil.
  2. Next, add garlic and cook for a minute until it becomes lightly golden.
  3. Then, add your chard leaves bit by bit with your hand. leave each batch to wilt before adding more of the vegetables.
  4. Add salt and pepper to season and cook until leaves become soft and most of the liquid dries up.
  5. After 8 minutes of cooking, transfer the chard into a bowl and clean your pot.
  6. Now, add your remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the cleaned pot.
  7. Then, add chard ribs and cook. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes or until it is crisp-tender.
  8.   Add chard leaves, salt, and pepper. Stir
  9. Lastly, transfer into a bowl, sprinkle lemon zest over it, and serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 3.6g; Carbohydrate 4.9g; Protein 2.3g; calories 52 kcal.

2.    Rainbow Chard with Pine Nuts, Parmesan, and Basil.

finecooking.com

Rainbow chard with pine nuts, parmesan, and basil is a quick saute dish

      Preparation Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes  

      Total Time:25 minutes

       Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • 13 oz of Rainbow chard
  • 1 tablespoon of cold unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • ¼ cup of grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt

Preparation

  1. First, cut the stems from chard leaves. Cut the leaves into 3-inch pieces and wash them thoroughly. Rinse the stem and slice crosswise about ¼ inch thick
  2. Then, place a non-stick stir fry pan over medium-high heat and heat olive oil in it.
  3. Next, add pine nuts and cook until it is lightly browned. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. After 3 minutes, transfer your pine nuts into a plate. Leave enough oil in the skillet.
  5. Then return the pan to heat and add chard stems and salt. Cook and occasionally stir for about 7 minutes or until it is lightly browned.
  6. Now, add garlic and cook till it is fragrant for about 15 seconds.
  7. Next, add chard leaves and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Add the leaves in batches if you are using a skillet. Then use a tong to toss chard leaves for about 2 minutes.
  8. After 2 minutes, remove the pan and add cold butter pieces. Stir when the butter has melted.
  9. Now, use a tong to transfer half of the leaves and stems into a plate. 
  10. Then, sprinkle Parmigiano, pine nuts, basil. Also, remaining leaves, pan juices, and stems.
  11. Lastly, garnish with basil, pine nuts, remaining cheese, and serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 17.3g; Carbohydrate 1.5g; Protein 4.5g; calories 178 kcal.

3.    Creamed Rainbow Chard and Kale with Prosciutto

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fountainavenuekitchen.com

This recipe has a nice texture and has a bright color, especially when a handful of swiss chard is added at the last minute.

      Preparation Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes  

      Total Time:25 minutes

       Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of thick-cut prosciutto
  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup of half and half
  • 1 bunch of kale (remove tough stems and chop leaves)
  • ¼ teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup of freshly grated Asiago cheese

Preparation

  1. First of all, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Then, add prosciutto and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Next, add onion and sauté until it turns golden and the prosciutto is crisp. Stir severally in 4 minutes of its cook time.
  4. Now, add chard stems and garlic, cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Then, start adding your chard and kale leaves in batches. Stirring them with a spatula as they begin to wilt. Gently toss as you add more leaves.
  6. Next, add half and half, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. Cook for few minutes.
  7. Lastly, transfer into a bowl and sprinkle freshly grated cheese over it. Serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 15.8g; Carbohydrate 4.4g; Protein 8.9g; calories 190 kcal.

4.    Braised Rainbow Chard

thrivingonpaleo.com

Braised rainbow chard is a delicious and colorful side dish

      Preparation Time: 10 minutes

      Cook Time: 15 minutes  

      Total Time:25 minutes

       Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 bunch of rainbow chard
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ cup of raisins
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 lemon, juiced, and zested

Preparation

  1. First, rinse and cut ribs from the leaves. Cut ribs into ½ inch pieces and the leaves also.
  2. Then, heat your olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onions and chard ribs, cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  3. Next, add chard leaves, lemon zest, water,1 tablespoon lemon juice, raisins. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. After 6 minutes, remove the pot from heat, add walnut, and season with salt and pepper. serve

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 13.4g; Carbohydrate 4.9g; Protein 2.3g; calories 165 kcal.

5.    Sauteed Rainbow Swiss Chard with Miso Butter

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iheartumami.com

A healthy and super nutritious side dish with 5 ingredients.

      Preparation Time: 5 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes  

      Total Time:15 minutes

       Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch of swiss chard
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1/8 cup of whole walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of chickpea miso paste
  • 1/8 cup of whole or sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos

Preparation

  1. First of all, dice chard stems to ½ inch piece and leaves to ½ inch pieces.  Rinse it well and dry.
  2. Then, add miso and ghee into a large skillet over medium heat; use a spatula to stir until miso is lightly browned and ghee is melted.
  3. After 2 minutes, try to break the miso paste into small sizes. Add chard stems, coconut aminos, and leaves. For 3 minutes, sauté over medium heat and stir frequently
  4. Next, scoop chard into a serving plate and cover. (leave liquid in the skillet)
  5. Now, to make your sauce, increase heat to reduce the liquid. Use a wooden spoon to stir your sauce till it becomes thick, for 4 minutes
  6. Then, break walnuts roughly with your hand and add them to your sauce with almonds
  7. Lastly, pour sauce and nuts over the chard. Serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 13g; Carbohydrate 9g; Protein 5g; calories 155 kcal.

6.    Rainbow Chard, Onion and Cheese Frittata

blog.williams-somoma.com

A combination of parmesan cheese, rainbow swiss chard, and onion for a wonderful dinner

      Preparation Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 30 minutes  

      Total Time:45 minutes

       Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoon of water/ vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch rainbow chard
  • 6 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  • 28-gram grated parmesan
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground pepper

Preparation

  1. First of all, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Next, separate leaves from the stem. Cut leaves into thin strips and dice the stems.
  3. Then, combine water or vegetable stock, ½ teaspoon of ground pepper, eggs, parmesan, smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, fish sauce, and set aside.
  4. Then combine ½ teaspoon of pepper, garlic, chard stems, 1 teaspoon of salt in a skillet, and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  5. Now, add rainbow chard leaves and sauté for 2 minutes until it is wilted.
  6. Next, pour your egg mixture over vegetables and cook for about 5 minutes. Then, transfer the skillet into your oven and cook for 8 minutes
  7. Lastly, let it cool a bit and cut into 8 wedges. Serve.

        Nutritional Facts

        Fat 18g; Carbohydrate 8g; Protein 12g; calories 230 kcal.

To get the best of these recipes, wash and cook your vegetables thoroughly. Eat healthily

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