For some reason, chard and kale are really popular right now. I don’t get it. Not a fan. So when I forgot to update my box from Washington’s Green Grocer (which I highly recommend you check out) and ended up with a bunch of chard this week, I decided to put my “grilling makes everything taste better” theory to the test again. I know that grilling foods I already like makes me like them more. But will grilling a food I DON’T like make me a fan?
Try this recipe for grilled chard and see for yourself.
1 bunch chard
2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Remove stems from chard and rinse well. Chard can be really gritty, so make sure you really give it a good wash.
2. Toss chard with olive oil, salt and pepper (both to taste).
3. Spread over vegetable grate and place grate on grill over direct heat.
4. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring once. Remove and enjoy.
Verdict: I’m surprised and happy to say that I actually really liked the flavor of the grilled chard. If you like chard, you’re going to love this recipe. If you don’t, you still might enjoy it.
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