I have never bought or used Swiss chard leaves in my life—so this was a first. THAT alone was an experiment for me in and of itself.
Have you ever tasted chard?! Blech!
Made with Swiss chard leaves, cooked lentils, short grain brown rice, goat cheese, fresh chopped garlic, baby arugula, fresh chopped mint, olive oil, and salt & pepper; topped with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.
Once the product was actually finished, it was surprisingly edible. The sauce and cheese really helped GREATLY with the Swiss chard taste that’s for sure! I’d definitely make this again and it’s great for vegetarians.
So, if you have nothing else to do today, get to know a Swiss chard leaf. They’re definitely healthy and good for you, but—BLECH!
Take-Away Life Lesson: Make sure to doctor up your Swiss chard leaves so it leaves you with pleasant tastes and after thoughts.