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Swiss Chard and Sesame Stir Fry

This lovely Swiss Chard recipe is easy to make, very colourful (if you use rainbow chard) and good for you, too, with a wonderful sweetness and a savoury crunch. Also works well with spinach.
 
 

Ingredients

Not everyone is sure how to cook Swiss Chard. It often lingers at the back of the fridge until it goes limp. But knowing good Swiss chard recipes helps, because it needs using as soon as possible after you get it, or it goes bitter (a bit like kale).

Serves 4 as a side dish

About 400g (16oz) fresh Swiss Chard leaves
2 medium onions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 heaped tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 heaped tablespoon fresh coriander leaves, chopped
 

Method

  1. Dry the Swiss ChardPeel the onions. Chop in half and slice.


  2. Wash the Swiss chard leaves and chop into strips, removing any wilted leaves and browned stems. Dry the leaves thoroughly, either with a clean tea towel or with a salad spinner.

  3. Heat the wok (no oil) and toast the sesame seeds until they start to pop. Put them on a plate for later.

  4. Heat the oil in the wok and add the onion. Stir fry for about 5 minutes, until soft.

  5. Add the Swiss chard and stir fry for 3 - 4 minutes, until wilted.

  6. Turn off the heat. Add the balsamic vinegar, coriander leaves and sesame seeds. Mix well. Serve immediately.
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

15 mins
 

Notes & Variations on Swiss Chard and Sesame Stir Fry

If you prefer a savoury stir fry, use soy sauce / tamari instead of the balsamic vinegar.

This recipe goes well with noodles or even mashed potato and sausages (meat or veggie).

Remember you can use spinach instead of the chard.

 
 
 

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