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Add Some Color to Your Plate with Rainbow Chard

One of our most colorful vegetables, Rainbow Chard is such a treat to see and enjoy! This vibrant vegetable is a great addition to any meal that needs a little extra green. Make it the star of your dish by incorporating it into a salad or sautéing it for the base of your meal, or sneak it into sandwiches, soup, or even pizza for a more subtle addition. Any way you enjoy it, Rainbow Chard is a beautiful, colorful leafy green that is just begging to be added to your plate! Read on for our favorite ways to prepare our Rainbow Chard.

 

Garlic Rainbow Chard

 

Ingredients

1 bag Stahlbush Island Farms Cut Rainbow Chard

4 cloves diced garlic

½ red onion, diced

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more depending on your taste)

5 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Preparations

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until just translucent.
  • Add red pepper flakes, garlic, and chard. Sauté over medium heat until leaves are desired softness, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

 

 

Vegan Rainbow Chard Pesto

 

Ingredients

2 cups packed Stahlbush Island Farms Cut Rainbow Chard, thawed

1 cup basil

½ cup flat – leaf parsley

5 garlic cloves

¼ cup pine nuts

½ cup olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Nutritional Yeast to taste

 

Preparations

  • Combine all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth.

 

 

Rainbow Chard + Spinach Italian Warm Salad

Ingredients

2 packed cups Stahlbush Island Farms Cut Rainbow Chard

2 packed cups Stahlbush Island Farms Spinach

¼ cup chopped flat – leaf parsley

¼ cup pickled red onions

2 tablespoons chopped sundried tomatoes

1 tablespoon pine nuts

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup white beans (optional)

Goat or Feta cheese to garnish

Salt, Pepper, Rosemary, Thyme, and Oregano to taste

 

Preparations

  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Toss pine nuts and herbs into oil until just browning.
  • Add sundried tomatoes, and beans, if using, until warm and softened.
  • Toss Rainbow Chard, Spinach, and Parsley and sauté until wilted, about 6 minutes or until desired softness is reached. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Take mixture off the heat and let cool in a bowl about 5 minutes. Top with pickled onions, goat or feta cheese, and fresh parsley for garnish.
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