Swiss Chard Tzatziki

Swiss Chard Tzatziki
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Swiss Chard Tzatziki

Nathan Cyphert

Swiss Chard Tzatziki

I've been on a Greek yogurt kick lately. I love traditional tzatziki with cucumber but wanted to try something a little different. The Swiss chard delivers a slightly different texture (almost like spinach dip) and some added health benefits.

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Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  Swiss chard, blanched, stemmed, and chopped finely
  • clove garlic, smashed
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  apple cider vinegar
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 6  Ounces  strained Greek yogurt
  • 1  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Warm pita rounds or crackers, for serving

Directions

In a bowl, muddle the first 6 ingredients together into a paste. Stir in the Greek yogurt and salt, and season with pepper, to taste. Serve with warm pita rounds or crackers.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
3g
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
27mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
16mg
1%
Water
38g
1%

Swiss Chard Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Swiss Chard Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.