Simple Sauteed Swiss Chard



Author Notes: Swiss chard ranks up there with miso and chicken soup as a healing food. Even before I knew how much Vitamin A, K and C it had (one cup contains 214%,716%, and 53%, respectively), it was high on my list of foods to eat when I was feeling under the weather.Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches swiss chard, rainbow if available
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced in rings
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped coarse
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 cup dry sherry
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Clean the chard well. Make sure it's free of any sand and dirt particles. (I fill a large basin with water and wash it in three changes of water.) Don't spin the leaves dry - leave some water clinging to them. You'll need the moisture for cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a heavy pot over a medium flame. Sautee the onions for about ten minutes, until they're golden yellow. Add the garlic and sautee for another minute or two, stirring.
  3. Add the chard to the pot. Pour in the salt and wine. Cover the pot and cook, stirring every couple of minutes for about ten minutes. You want the chard nicely warmed through and softened, but still bright.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Reviews (9) Questions (0)

9 Reviews

Sulu July 12, 2011
Thanks for this recipe. It's easy and delicious! My 2-year-old twins liked it too, which was impressive!
 
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Ordinary B. July 12, 2011
Oh I am so glad! I must confess that I cannot say the same for my (eleven year old) twins. But I'm glad yours liked it. :)
 
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Ordinary B. December 27, 2010
Ooh, can I download the photo for my blog? My pix of the finished dish didn't come out good (bad nighttime lighting) and I would love to add this. Please let me know.<br />I'm so glad you tried it and it worked out. Thanks for the feedback.
 
Sagegreen December 27, 2010
Sure, you are welcome to use my photo. I also added a spritz of lime to this right at the end.
 
Sagegreen December 27, 2010
Nice idea...I have some in my fridge needing to be cooked.
 
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Ordinary B. December 27, 2010
Thanks Sagegreen. Let me know how it goes!
 
Sagegreen December 27, 2010
This is delicious! Just uploaded a photo. We will have this with dinner tonight. I just had a bunch of chopped yellow onions and garlic on hand, too, so not rings. Usually I don't have sherry, but had some from Christmas.
 
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Ordinary B. December 27, 2010
Ooh, can I download the photo for my blog? My pix of the finished dish didn't come out good (bad nighttime lighting) and I would love to add this. Please let me know. I'm so glad you tried it and it worked out. Thanks for the feedback.<br />REPLY TO THIS<br />
 
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Ordinary B. December 27, 2010
Thanks, Sagegreen. I added your photo and the lime idea to my blog at http://www.healthyeatingforordinarypeople.com/2010/12/swiss-chard.html. Thanks again.