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Swiss Chard and Feta Sandwich

Don't you just love Swiss rainbow chard?

It's so pretty and although it has a bitter taste by sautéing in a little olive oil along with finely chopped rosemary, a good pinch of sea salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes it becomes something quite delicious. 

Swiss Chard and Feta Cheese Sandwich

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Sandwich Idea

First of all - What is Swiss Chard?

Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable with a slightly bitter flavour and is also known simply as ‘chard’.

Swiss chard has large, fleshy, tender, deep-green leaves and thick, crisp stalks. Although they’re unrelated, chard is similar to spinach, but with a stronger, more bitter flavour.

How to Make Quick Pickled Red Onions

Slice a small red onion very thinly, I use a mandoline slicer. You can buy a really cheap mandoline slicer, you'll find it so useful in the kitchen.

Add 3 tablespoon of red wine vinegar to a small bowl along with 1 teaspoon of caster sugar and mix. Put the sliced onion into the bowl making sure the onion is covered by the vinegar.

The longer you can leave these the better but as long as the onions were really thinly sliced they's be fine in 20 minutes or so.

When you're ready to use them just drain well from the vinegar. Even using a small onion will make enough for two sandwiches so you can keep it in the fridge in a suitably sized airtight storage container for a couple of days.

Red Pepper Flakes

But before I go on with the recipe you may be wondering what's the difference between chilli flakes and red pepper flakes? 

Well, red pepper flakes are made from a mix of peppers from the capsicum annum family. The most commonly used pepper for red pepper flakes is the cayenne pepper. The majority of red pepper flakes will be a mix of peppers, with cayenne taking up the majority. 

I use the brand La Chinata, you can buy them in Sainsbury's or I think Waitrose sells them too. Here's a link on Amazon to the red pepper flakes that I use, just so you know what they look like but please, do not pay the silly price they are asking because they are typically just £2.50, yes £2.50!

Swiss Chard Recipe

On the table in next to now time this Swiss chard recipe is as simple as they come. Start by washing the chard leaves and pat them dry with kitchen paper.

Ingredients

  • Sourdough baguette
  • Olive oil
  • Swiss chard
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Feta cheese
  • Quick pickled red onions
Rainbow Chard

Remove the stalks and feed them to your pet bunny or chickens - I shared the stalks between ours since we have both a bunny and 3 hens 😊


Chard with stalks removed

Slice the chard into ribbons.

Sliced rainbow chard

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan and sauté until it wilts - a matter of seconds. Add two good pinches of sea salt flakes and pepper along with red pepper flakes and chopped rosemary. 

Sauteed chard

Fear not, this sandwich isn't meant to be hot so there's no big rush to make the sandwich.

Slice your sourdough baguette and fill it with the chard, top with crumbled feta and quick pickled onions.

Swiss chard and feta sourdough sandwich

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Swiss Chard and Feta Sandwich

Swiss Chard and Feta Sandwich

Deliciously simple and yummy sandwich idea.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 5 Mininactive time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 x Sourdough baguette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 x Swiss chard leaves - washed and patted dry and stalks removed
  • a good pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 good pinches of sea salt flakes
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1 sprig of rosemary - leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 50g Feta cheese - chopped
For the quick pickled red onions
  • 1 small red onion - peeled and very thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar

Instructions

Start by making the quick pickled onions
  1. Slice a small red onion very thinly, I use a mandoline slicer. 
  2. Add 3 tablespoon of red wine vinegar to a small bowl along with 1 teaspoon of caster sugar and mix. 
  3. Put the sliced onion into the bowl making sure the onion is covered by the vinegar.
  4. The longer you can leave these the better but as long as the onions were really thinly sliced they's be fine in 20 minutes or so.
  5. When you're ready to use them just drain well from the vinegar.
  6. Even using a small onion will make enough for two sandwiches so you can keep it in the fridge in a suitably sized airtight storage container for a couple of days.
  1. Slice the chard into ribbons.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan and sauté until it wilts - a matter of seconds.
  3. Add the rosemary, sea salt flakes, black pepper along with red pepper flakes.
  4. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  5. Slice your sourdough baguette and fill it with the chard, top with crumbled feta and quick pickled onions.
  6. Enjoy!
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