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Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard Recipe



  • 1 large bunch of fresh Swiss chard
  • 1 small clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • Pinch of dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Salt


  1. Rinse out the Swiss chard leaves thoroughly.
  2. Remove the toughest third of the stalk, discard or save for another recipe.
  3. Roughly chop the leaves into inch-wide strips.
  4.   Heat a saucepan on a medium heat setting, add olive oil, a few small slices of garlic and the crushed red pepper.
  5. Sauté for about a minute.
  6. Add the chopped Swiss chard leaves.
  7. Cover. Check after about 5 minutes.
  8. If it looks dry, add a couple tablespoons of water.
  9. Flip the leaves over in the pan, so that what was on the bottom, is now on the top.
  10. Cover again. Check for doneness after another 5 minutes (remove a piece and taste it).
  11. Add salt to taste, and a small amount of butter.
  12. Remove Swiss Chard to a serving dish.

Swiss Chard—Swiss Chard is: Low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol, but high in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Thiamin, Folate and Zinc. Also high in Sodium. The nutritional value of swiss chard makes it ideal for: Weight loss and maintaining optimum health.




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