Silverbeet with lemon and walnuts recipe

I love my weekly organic box. Usually the organic box delivery is a delight, but sometimes it’s overwhelming. There is so much amazing produce in here. What do I use first? What can I make with this week’s selection? How can I make sure I use it all?

I’m here to help answer your questions with my organic box challenge. I will show you what is in my delivery, and give you some recipes and ideas on what to do with it.

wp-1479711383087.jpgThis week we are starting to get in some spring seasonal goodies.

I got a mango! I also got the following: One sweetcorn, carrots, beetroot, cauliflower, broccoli, an onion, potatoes, silverbeet (swiss chard), zucchini (courgette), cucumbers, lettuce, apples, bananas, grapefruit and a lemon.

Wow that is a haul!

So, recipe time. The silverbeet needs to be used first as it has a shorter shelf life in the fridge of around 3 days. So dinner tonight will include a side of silverbeet with lemon and walnuts.

Silverbeet with lemon and walnuts


  • Prep time: 2 mins
  • Cook time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 12 mins
  • Serves: 2 – 4 as a side
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 – 2 garlic cloves finely chopped or grated
  • One bunch of silverbeet, washed and stems removed
  • Zest from one lemon
  • Juice from half a lemon – about 1 tablespoon
  • Optional – a tablespoon or 2 of chicken stock
  • A generous grind of pepper ( Whole peppercorns in a grinder is best)
  • A pinch of Celtic or Himalayan sea salt


  1. Heat a large deep pan on a medium temperature with the olive oil
  2. Add the garlic and walnuts and cook for 3 minutes until toasted
  3. Tear the silverbeet leaves and add in with the optional chicken stock
  4. Cook for 3 minutes until wilted
  5. Add lemon juice and zest
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix
  7. Serve

Health Bite: Silverbeet contains a lot of calcium, but it also contains calcium oxalate, a salt that makes the calcium less available to your body. Pairing it with lemon, a food rich in vitamin C, helps your body absorb more of the calcium.



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