Swiss Chard or Collard Green Rolls
Test your rolling skills with these veggie style “burritos”. You can get creative with the filling here! When in doubt – tomato, cheese and meat/beans is always a simple & a crowd pleaser!
Swiss Chard Rolls
- 1 large bunch of swiss chard
- Tomato sauce, onion, mushrooms, eggplant, mozzarella cheese, ground beef (cook all ingredients before hand)
- Cooked rice, yogurt, dill, lemon juice (similar to a Greek dolmas, drizzle yogurt on top for a nice look!
- Burrito style – beans, rice, tomato, lettuce, cheese
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Holding 2-3 swiss chard leaves by the stem, gently dip and submerge them in the water for about 30 seconds. Then place each leaf flat on a towel to dry.
- With a knife or kitchen scissors, cut the stem where it meets the leaf, you can also cut out some of the thick part of the stem (in the middle of the leaf – see photo to the right). This will make for easier rolling.
- Put about 1 cup of desired filling in the bottom center of the leaf, leaving about 2 inches of leaf under the filling.. From the bottom of leaf, fold over the filling and tuck in the sides. Continue rolling until all of the leaf has been used up. Essentially, you are rolling a burrito here! If a swiss chard leaf has some holes in it, just do your best to keep it together then wrapping!
- If using a filling that would be best served warm, place the rolls on a baking dish and broil for about 2-3 minutes, or until the chard gets a little crispy!
- Top with a dash of olive oil, tomato sauce, or yogurt!
Recipe inspired by Anzia Bennet, Executive Director of Three Sisters Kitchen, Downtown ABQ
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