Sunflower Seed Swiss Chard Recipe

This Sunflower Seed Swiss Chard Recipe uses fresh chard from the garden to create a nutritious and delicious dish.

| March/April 1978

  • This Sunflower Seed Swiss Chard Recipe makes the most of your garden fresh chard.
    This Sunflower Seed Swiss Chard Recipe makes the most of your garden fresh chard.
    Photo by Fotolia/Irina Schmidt

  • This Sunflower Seed Swiss Chard Recipe makes the most of your garden fresh chard.

Try this healthy Sunflower Seed Swiss Chard Recipe, chard is a versatile vegetable that will be the star of any meal.

Sunflower Seed Swiss Chard Recipe

With this dish, the most critical element is timing. The various ingredients require very little cooking time, and once cooked should not be allowed to sit while you set the table. If you want everything to taste fresh and crisp, prepare your table and pour the drinks first . . . then start cooking.


1 pound of fresh chard
1/4 cup of margarine or butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup of shelled sunflower seeds
1 pound of fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups of grated cheese (cheddar, Jack, Swiss, Parmesan or any combination thereof)


Wash the chard and cut the green parts of the leaves from the central white shafts, then pack the greens into a steamer or a good-sized pan that contains a little water. Chop the white part of the chard.

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