Swiss Chard Abundance

I may have planted too much Swiss chard. I’ve been harvesting it weekly.

Here’s today’s crop:

Swiss chard harvest





It may not look like a lot, but I seem to be the only one eating it.  I steam it and season with balsamic vinegar.  I sauté onions & mushrooms (& sometimes other veggies) and add the chard at the end, just until it wilts a bit.  I can eat that alone, or mix it with rice or quinoa or some other grain.  And then I am also freezing it and adding to my smoothies.  It’s definitely a different taste in the smoothies, but one you get used to quickly and not objectionable.

swiss chard stems

Just this week I saw a suggestion on a Facebook North Texas Vegetable Growing group to chop the stems, put in a jar, add white vinegar, and let it sit in the fridge for a few days.  Then remove the stems, add peppercorns, garlic, herbs, and use as a seasoning.

I’ll let you know how it turns out!



  1. Cee Gee

    I don’t know how much Swiss Chard I’ve eaten if any, but the colors are wonderful.

    • Karen

      You should try it. If you like spinach, it’s very similar. I think mine is a mixture of Bright Lights and Fordhook Swiss chard.

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