Once all the chard is chopped and in my storage container i pop it in the fridge and it can last for at least 7 days like this, with a lid on in the fridge. You can also store swiss chard in the freezer. When i do this i put them in two different storage bags. The stalks i put in a bag and then put straight in the freezer to take our portions as and when needed. The leaves though it is recommended you blanch before freezing and are best use in cooking after being frozen, they are not so good raw in salads after freezing.
There are many ways that we use the swiss chard, we use the leaves and the stalks in different ways and that is why i store them on separate sides of my containers when in the fidge.
The leaves we treat a little like we do spinach, we use them in a variety of ways. They are great for using raw in salads. We add them to stir frys. We also cook them as an alternative to cabbage leaves, they go well with a roast.
As i mentioned previously the stalk we treat a little like celery. We eat it raw in salads. It can be added to stews, soups and casseroles. It is also really nice pickled. This year i will be pickling and preserving some swiss chard to see how long it lasts and what it is like pickled for longer.
If you want to give growing Swiss Chard White / Silver a go then i would recommend trying these seeds:
Both options are very affordable and remember that it is perennial so if you look after them they will come back again the following year with new growth that you can enjoy.
I'd love to hear how you use Swiss Chard, let me know in the comments.