lunes, 11 de enero de 2010

A rainbow in my plate

This is my first post of the New Year, and I wanted it to be a light one, after the holiday’s lovely meals and sweets. Swiss chard is one of my favourite vegetables, and one of the things that got my attention when I moved to London was to find coloured chard, we don’t have those in Spain, and you can find them all year round, whereas in the UK they are seasonal, so every time I see them I “have” to buy them. The white part is very wide and hard and I don’t use it for this recipe.

It can be made as a round tart or with a rectangular shape and the base is really simple to make, and you need to start the day before for the marinade.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish every one a Happy New Year.


500g Swiss chard

Handful of sultanas

Half red pepper diced

3 spring onions finely sliced

Handful of pine nuts

Drizzle of olive oil

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Salt and pepper

For the base

500g flour

100ml water

100ml olive oil


Finely slice the chard (only the green part), and place them in a salad bowl with the diced pepper, the spring onion, the pine nuts and the sultans, drizzle the olive oil, the paprika and salt and peppr, mix well and leave overnight in the fridge.

Squeeze the excess liquid and reserve. Mix the ingredients for the base and roll it our very finely, place it on the tray or the tin you are going to use. Spread the filling all over the base and bake in the oven at 180 for 30minutes if it starts getting brown cover it with foil and carry on baking it.

9 comentarios:

  1. Now that really does look good.

    Happy New Year to you too.

  2. Wow, what beatiful colours. I just love Swiss chard too so I'm really dying to try your recipe. Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year from you're old friend @

    Sorry, it's been awhile. Had to hit the refresh button of life! :)
    I still love your blog! Please revisit mine sometime soon and we can share great recipes back and forth. I renamed it "Off The Menu" by the way. Cheers!

  4. A delicious-looking rainbow.

    Paz ;-)

  5. Absolutely delicious.
    Beautiful post x

  6. What a wonderful looking dish, great colours too. I think it brings a little cheer to the winter.

  7. You are incredibly creative!!! Love the rainbow idea. Happy belated New Year. *un abrazo*

  8. Just wanted to let you know, that I still love your blog and I've put a link back to it from my blog. I've really changed my food blog a lot and I think you might like it, it's got a new look, title, and address. Check it out @

  9. If the swiss chard in my garden plot perks up, I may give this a go. Thank you for sharing and a Happy Belated New Year to you.