Rainbow Chard

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Rainbow chard.blog

In 2005 and 2006, we spent 18 months fulltiming in our motorhome up in the Pacific Northwest. We were incredibly impressed with the variety and quality of the produce there, and came to know and love a lot of new-to-us vegetables. Happily, these very same fruits and vegetables are now available here in our desert, so we are partaking as much as possible.

This rainbow chard is especially attractive; the taste is mild, and it is oh, so delicious! If you like spinach, you will likely find this chard to be a nice change. It has something of a “fuller” flavor, whereas spinach is rather bland. But it is nothing like you may imagine the more pungent greens like mustard greens. It is about on a par with kale, I would say.

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16 Responses to Rainbow Chard

  1. gypsy97 says:

    I can get chard year around in Sacramento and it is one of my favorite vegetables. Usually the vendor at the farmers’ mkt mixes the colors, but one time I bought a bunch of yellow chard. It had the most wonderful, buttery flavor you can imagine. I often cube and boil small red potatos along with any other produce I have on hand such as broccoli and squash, and top them with kale and chard – then a heaping amount of shredded cheddar or monterey jack! Heavenly and if it only contained calories and protein, I’d do without the meat or fish accompaniment.

    • judilyn says:

      Your way sounds really good. There is good protein in the cheese, of course, so you are probably okay in that regard. Fish or meat with it would be lagniappe. I might add a bit of pasta to hold the cheese in place – but mostly because I truly love pasta shapes.

  2. timelesslady says:

    I agree. We grew Rainbow Chard in our Square Foot Gardens and I fell in love with the taste and the beauty of the plant.

  3. taphian says:

    Looks delicious like always. I have never seen it before, I only know the green one which I made with leek and mushrooms in a sauce with Gorgonzola together with potatoes in the skin. Virtual hugs Mitza

  4. Liz says:

    I love chard. And these rainbow type is also quite pretty looking. I would eat this anytime anyway!

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