May 24, 2011

Sauteed Swiss Chard Recipe

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This week in my Bountiful Basket I got the prettiest bunch of Swiss Chard I have ever seen.  It was so colorful and fun.  I had never tried Swiss Chard before so I was excited to give them a try.  I wanted to see how it really tasted so I decided to try this recipe because it sounded simple and delicious. 

You will need Swiss Chard, Red Pepper Flakes, Butter, Salt, Olive Oil, and a Garlic Clove which didn't make it into the picture. 

Wash the Swiss Chard very well and cut off the bottom portion of the stalk as it is a bit tough.  Then roughly chop the leaves into one inch bits.
In a non-stick pan add your Olive Oil and let it get good and warm.  Then peel and Slice the garlic and add to the pan along with the red pepper flakes.  Let this cook about 1 minute.

Add your chard and stir well.  Cover and cook about 5 minutes.  At 5 minutes stir it around well and if it seems dry add 1-2 TBSP of water.  Cook another 5 minutes.

Add to a bowl and top with a bit of Butter and Salt & Pepper.

Sauteed Swiss Chard
Source:  Simply Recipes

1 Bunch Swiss Chard
1 Garlic Clove, Sliced
2 TBSP Olive Oil
2 TBSP Water
Pinch of Pepper Flakes
1 tsp Butter
Salt & Pepper

Rinse the Swiss Chard well.  Chop off the tough bottom part of the stalk and discard or use in another recipe.  Roughly chop the leaves into about 1 inch bits.

Heat a non-stick skillet over med heat and add the Olive Oil.  Once warm add the sliced Garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Allow to cook about 1 minute.  Then add the Swiss Chard and stir well.  Cover and let cook about 5 minutes.  Stir well and if it looks dry add 1-2 TBSP of the water and cook another 5 minutes.  Remove from pan and add the butter and Salt & Pepper.  Enjoy!

Approximately 4 Servings

95 Calories
5.5 Carbs
8 Fat
2.5 Protein

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