Blitva means Swiss chard in Croatian. This dish is found all over the Dalmatian region of Croatia. The dish is quite simple – just Swiss chard, potatoes, garlic and olive oil. But the combination is magical and also quite versatile. While it is traditional to make this dish with chard, any firm leafy green will work. Here you see it with collard greens and Lacinato kale. Blitva is a perfect side dish with meat or fish but also pairs beautifully with a poached egg for brunch or all by itself as a hearty and healthy snack.
Idaho® red or Yukon gold potatoes would be delicious in this dish as well. You can also use a higher ratio of greens or potatoes to your preference.
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