These vegan parsley, tomato, mint, onion, olive oil, rice and fresh lemon juice stuffed Swiss chard rolls make for a delicious, healthy side dish, snack or appetizer. 

Vegan Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls

These vegan parsley, tomato, mint, onion, olive oil, rice and fresh lemon juice stuffed Swiss chard rolls make for a delicious, healthy side dish, snack or appetizer. 

These vegan parsley, tomato, mint, onion, olive oil, rice and fresh lemon juice stuffed Swiss chard rolls make for a delicious and healthy side dish, snack or appetizer. 

If you are a fan of  Lebanese Vegan Stuffed Grape Leaves , then you will love these Vegan Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls. I personally prefer swiss chard over grape leaves. 

This year I planted way to much rainbow swiss chard in my garden!

Look how pretty though?

rainbow Swiss Chard from my garden. #gardening #plantingswisschard

In this swiss chard rolls recipe, you will only need the swiss chard leaves. I usually save the stems and make this delicious Lebanese Lentil Soup with Vegetables with them 🙂

These vegan parsley, tomato, mint, onion, olive oil, rice and fresh lemon juice stuffed Swiss chard rolls make for a delicious, healthy side dish, snack or appetizer. 

Vegan Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls

Yield: 30 Rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These vegan parsley, tomato, mint, onion, olive oil, rice and fresh lemon juice stuffed Swiss chard rolls make for a delicious, healthy side dish, snack or appetizer. 

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch of swiss chard leaves- no stem
  • 1 cup short-grain rice
  • 2 cups parsley- Finely chopped with stems removed
  • 3 ripe tomatoes- finely diced
  • 1 small onion- finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint  
  • 1 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1 large lemon- squeezed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large potato ( peeled- sliced into circles)

Instructions

    TO MAKE THE STUFFING:

    In large mixing bowl, combine parsley, mint, tomatoes, onions, rice, salt, lemon juice and olive oil. vegan mixture

    TO PREPARE THE swiss chard leaves:

    1. Cut each swiss chard leave in half. Depending on the size of the leaf; some need to be cut in half while others can be left as is. Just try to make all the pieces consistent in size. Vegan Swiss Chard
    2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and blanch the already cut swiss chard leaves for 2 minute.
    3. Carefully drain the swiss chard pieces and then spread them out on a tray and get ready to roll!
    4. Add one tbsp olive oil to the bottom of a non-stick saucepan and arrange a layer of circled cut potatoes. potato recipe

    TO ROLL THE Swiss Chard Leaves:

    1. Work with one piece of swiss chard leaf at a time, by adding 1- 2 heaping table spoons of the mixture to the swiss chard leaf; leaving 1 cm gap on each side. Adjust as needed depending on the size of the leaf.
    2. Bring the top of the leaf down then one of the sides of the leaf over the stuffing, then the other and fold around the filling, creating a roll of stuffed chard leaf. vegan swiss chard rolls
    3. Place each rolled swiss chard leaf in the bottom of the saucepan over the potatoes ( you can also add some swiss chard stems) tightly side by side. You will form a few layers.
    4. Pour any remaining juice from the mixture (you should have plenty), but if not add add extra water until the stuffed rolled swiss chard leaves are almost covered. How to roll swiss chard leaves
    5. Add a small (microwave-safe) plate on top of the stuffed swiss chard leaves to weight them down. The plate will keep the swiss chard leave rolls in one place holding them tightly together
    6. Cover the pot and cook on medium until it starts boiling, then reduce to low heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.

    TO SERVE:

    1. Let cool for a least half hour.
    2. Remove the the microwave-safe plate.
    3. Carefully take the swiss chard leaves out one at a time and arrange them on your serving plate.
    4. Add slices of lemon, serve hot, warm or cold and enjoy!
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