Silverbeet (chard) – nutritious, delicious and easy!

Silverbeet (or chard) like many leafy green vegetables, is rich in an array of minerals and vitamins essential for good health for all ages.

Silverbeet comes in a green and rainbow variety and has a slightly bitter flavour.  It’s very a versatile vegetable and popular in Mediterranean cooking. It can be used in salads, pies, soups, risotto or casseroles.  Fresh baby leaves can be eaten raw, but larger leaves tend to be tough and are best eaten cooked.

A great thing about silverbeet is that it is available almost all year round at very reasonable prices. It’s also an easy vegetable to grow in your own garden as it tolerates most soil conditions and will thrive with just a little compost, or well-rotted manure and regular watering.  If you cut the leaves as you need them, more will grow again providing leaves for some months before going to flower.  It can even re-sprout from around the base if cut off when it starts to flower.

Silverbeet is a winner in my family and I often cook it for Sunday dinner. If you haven’t tried it then you are missing out, so here are a few delicious easy recipes for you to try and let me know what you think.

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