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Easy Swiss Chard Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch fresh Swiss Chard
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp coriander seed optional

Instructions

  • Prep the chard stalks and leaves: Rinse out the Swiss chard leaves thoroughly. Either tear or cut away the thick stalks from the leaves. Cut the stalk pieces into 1-inch pieces. Chop the leaves into inch-wide strips. Keep the stalks and leaves separate.
  • Sauté garlic and crushed red pepper flakes: Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan on medium high heat. Add garlic slices, salt and pepper, and coriander seeds (if using), and cook for about 30 seconds, or until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add Swiss chard stalks: Add the chopped Swiss chard stalks. Lower the heat to low, cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the chopped leaves: Add the chopped chard leaves, toss with the oil and garlic in the pan. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes. Turn the leaves and the stalks over in the pan.
  • If the chard still needs a bit more cooking (remove a piece and taste it), cover and cook a few more minutes.
    Serve immediately.