Spicy, Garlic Swiss Chard: Meals With Mileage Leftovers

Brianne DiSylvester

I'm not a salad girl, but I do try to eat my greens.

The rule: The darker the leaf, the more nutrient-packed it is ... like Swiss chard.

If you loved yesterday's Swiss chard gnocchi, you'll love this easy side dish.

The Swiss chard is sauteed with garlic, red pepper, almonds, and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

It's the perfect side dish with chicken or fish as it's super-light but packed with flavor.

Spicy, Garlic Swiss Chard

  • 4 cups Swiss chard
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Wash Swiss chard thoroughly and snap off stems. Pat dry with a paper towel or dry in a salad spinner.

In a saucepan, heat butter, garlic, salt, red pepper, and almonds on low. Let simmer 2 to 3 minutes.

Add Swiss chard (it'll shrink up) and simmer on low 5 minutes until leaves are tender.

Plate, sprinkle with fresh Parmesan, and serve.

What's your favorite way to eat Swiss chard?


Image via Bruceeric Anderson/Flickr

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