Sunday, October 17, 2010

Garlic Sautéed Swiss Chard

Greens are a delicious side dish to so many main courses. Heavy or breaded meats are balanced so well when paired with a nice salad, or a nice pile of warm swiss chard or kale. Plus, it's so nutritious! I really like my greens to still have some bite, instead of having that soupy texture. But if you don't like them that way, just let them cook a little longer in the pan. You can make this with any of your favorite greens, and with any spices or seasonings you like. Having an alfredo pasta? Mix in some lemon juice and a hint of Parmigiano Reggiano. Having Mexican? Add some chilies and adobo seasoning. It's such a versatile side dish! Plus, it's so good for you that you can let yourself have some ice cream afterward :)

Time from start to finish: About 10 minutes

1 bundle Swiss Chard, deveined and cut up roughly
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tsp Garlic, grated or diced
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Heat a pan on medium high heat. Add the oil and the garlic and let garlic cook 10-20 seconds until fragrant. Add the greens and toss lightly for a minute or two (or longer depending on your preference). Enjoy!

Eat Well,

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