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Apr 7, 2014 03:58 PM

What else can I do with kale and swiss chard?


Just join, first time posting. Tonight I am making some beef tips and white whole wheat drop biscuits, and for a veggie, would love to use up some of the swiss chard/kale that is abundant in my garden at the moment. Problem is, my husband isn't really the biggest fan of greens (or really any veggies). Sauteed some up with a bit of shallot, garlic, and olive oil with sweet potatoes, he was not pleased. I have made a hash before, still not pleased. Have done a lemony kale salad before, get the picture. He's ridiculously picky about it, unless it's juiced. Any ideas/recipes that would appeal to the non-vegetable lover? I really need to use up what I've got growing. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Hello and welcome. I'm pretty new here myself. I have a never-ending Swiss chard plant as well. Last weekend I took a bunch of leaves, rolled them up, and cut into tiny thin strips. I cooked the chard with garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. When it was very tender I added parmesan cheese and an egg. Let it cool. I then used them chard mixture folded up in phyllo dough (think spanakopita) and baked. I have also taken the same mixture and spooned it into puff pastry squares set into muffin tins (pull the puff pastry edges over the top). Both are DH approved, and he is not a huge fan of any greens, and especially dislikes spinach.

    1. I use kale to make a sausage, white bean and kale stew. We also make pulled pork with an apple/kale slaw. Really cuts the kale bitterness. I have also made roasted pork sandwich with kale and sharp provolone. Delicious

      1. I had a sweet kale salad the other day with cranberries, sunflower seeds, cauliflower and a balsamic vinaigrette. We have a lot of kale and chard in our collective garden and when my family gets tired, I puree and hide them in ground meat.

        1. I often make swiss chard with black eyed peas. Boiled and dressed simply with lemon, salt and lots of olive oil.
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          1. re: Gastronomos

            I have never thought of putting those two together but that sounds really good.

          2. Portuguese Kale and Sausage Soup
            (you can use chard, too)

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            1. re: DonShirer

              I actually have used kale in a sausage soup before with tortellini, I thought it turned out great. Will look into this version.