Adding green or brown lentils to sautéed chard makes a filling, healthy side dish. First cook the lentils with onion and garlic for a little extra flavor, then stir them into the sautéed chard. Add a dash of red wine vinegar and a few crumbles of feta cheese and serve with baked salmon or lamb.
What to buy: Swiss chard comes in many varieties and colors including rainbow chard, which is not a variety itself but a mixture of various colors. Any type of Swiss chard will work in this recipe.
Look for brown or green lentils. If you substitute French green (or Puy) lentils, you’ll need to add a bit more water and allow for a longer lentil-cooking time.
For more Spring produce recipes, see How to Steam Artichokes.