Swiss Chard Chips

By / Food / March 5th, 2012 / 1


swiss_chardKale chips are all over the internet nowadays. Everyone and his brother crisps these things up seemingly all the time. So, not wanting to follow the tried-and-true footsteps of others, I decided I’d bake up something else – Swiss Chard. Oh alright, I know Swiss Chard chips aren’t exactly new, but they are exciting.

I love Swiss Chard (and so do Twinkie & Smitty – see below and you’ll understand what I mean). It’s only slightly bitter with a full-bodied taste that’s only made better by the addition of olive oil, garlic and salt. For all the ways that I love Swiss Chard, I’ve never actually turned it into chips. So, I picked up two bunches on my weekly shopping trip, washed and tore them into bite-sized pieces. Tossed them into the salad spinner and gave them a few really good whirls.


Laying them carefully onto a baking sheet, I drizzled one tablespoon of olive oil over them. Gave them a toss, then placed them into a 350°F oven, then I walked away and left them to bake for about 10 minutes. When I pulled them out they had lost their bright green vibrancy, but they were no less yummy, and definitely very crunchy, especially with a light sprinkling of sea salt.

I don’t have to tell you not to feed these chips to your pets, right? Hoard them all for yourself. Although, I suppose you might like to offer some to friends and family.

Enjoy as an appetizer or a snack with beer or your favourite wine or cocktail. They pair well with anything.


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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