One of the things I love the most about where I live in California is that we get such amazing produce, especially in the summer! There are farmers markets year-round here, but everything just seems to come in full force during the summer months and I just cant get enough. This is my second year participating in a CSA program with a local farm here and Ive been just loving getting a huge bag bursting with fresh veggies once a week. And one of the veggies that has been the spotlight lately is Swiss chard!
I was recently talking to a friend about favorite dinner side-dishes and was shocked when she admitted she loves the idea of Swiss chard, but had no idea how to prepare it. Honestly, it can be a little boring simply steamed, but if youre willing to get a little creative in the kitchen it is one of the most rewarding members of the green family!
This recipe only takes about ten minutes to make, but the flavors are absolutely delicious and it would pair perfectly with just about anything youre making. I love the addition of toasty hazelnuts to greens and with a burst of bright flavor from the lemon youll have a new favorite vegetable dish in no time. Yield: 2 servings
Swiss Chard with Lemon and Hazelnuts
Yield: 2 servings
Jenna Weber is half of the Fresh Tastes blog team. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2008 and, since then, has worked as a pastry chef, bread baker and freelance food editor. Currently, Jenna blogs full-time on EatLiveRun.com where her delicious daily recipes and quirky culinary musings appeal to thousands. She lives in Northern California and, when not in the kitchen, can usually be found on her yoga mat.