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How To Wash Swiss Chard Before Freezing It

Here's a common method for cleaning leafy greens like Swiss chard using a gentle, yet effective water and vinegar solution.
Prep Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Equipment

  • White OR apple cider vinegar
  • A large bowl
  • A tablespoon
  • A cutting board
  • A chef's knife
  • 2 clean towels OR paper towel
  • A colander/strainer

Instructions
 

  • Separate the Swiss chard leaves.
  • Fill a big bowl with water and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
  • Put the Swiss chard in the bowl. Let it soak for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the Swiss chard from the bowl and put it into the colander/strainer. Rinse it under cold running water.
  • Place the Swiss chard on a towel and pat it dry with another cloth.
  • Trim off the ends of the Swiss chard stems (about 1/4 inch or 1cm—see image below.)
  • Cut away the rest of the stem from each Swiss chard leaf (see image below.)

Notes

How to Wash Swiss Chard
Trim off the ends of the Swiss chard stems (about 1/4 inch or 1cm). Then, cut away the rest of the stem from each Swiss chard leaf.
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