Looking for chard recipes? Want the best chard side dish? Try our ideas below then check out our kale recipes.


Want expert advice for growing your own crop? Learn how to grow your own swiss chard from our friends at Gardeners’ World.

When is chard in season?

Swiss chard is at its best between July and November.

What are the benefits of chard?

Our nutritionist, Tracey Raye, says dark, leafy green vegetables like chard are some of the most nutrient dense foods. Just a single serving of chard (175g) provides your daily vitamin A and vitamin K requirements, while almost fulfilling your vitamin C requirements too! Chard is a good source of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and zinc, as well as offering plenty of fibre which is a vital part of supporting your gut health and maintaining a healthy weight.

Salmon and chard pie

Try our delicious crispy salmon pie for a casual midweek meal. Buttery swiss chard (stems and all), fresh salmon chunks and plenty of crème fraîche makes for a perfect filo pastry pie filling.

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Roast squash, feta and chard börek

Make the most of chard season with this impressive centrepiece. Try our simple recipe with sweet butternut squash and crumbled feta wrapped in crispy filo pastry sprinkled with za'atar.

Borek Recipe with Butternut Squash and Chard

Pan-fried cod with giant beans and chard

Chard makes a great side dish or base for mains like meat and fish. Try using it with this easy pan-fried cod stew recipe with large butter beans. This quick fish recipe is low in calories and ready in 25 minutes.

Two plates of pan fried cod, served with giant butter beans and chard, next to a fork and spoon.

Stilton, chard and walnut wellington

Celebrate chard with this veggie wellington. It's packed with big, bold flavours and looks impressive but is still easy to make. This makes a great main for vegetarians at Christmas.

Stilton, chard and walnut wellington, with end cut off

Chard, roast cherry tomato and ricotta bake

Use up a bunch of chard with this easy, filling bake. Not only is this dish super simple, it's great value too. For extra pizzazz take some pancetta cubes with the tomatoes and add to the bake.

chard, tomato and ricotta bake

Wilted chard and beef

This beef recipe with colourful wilted rainbow chard is low calorie and so simple to make. Under 250 calories per serving, this recipe is a great healthy meal to make for friends.

Wilted Chard and Beef

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