What you need:
- One bunch of organic* chard (any color…red was beautiful, I can’t wait to see what rainbow looks like!) per two adults
- Five cloves of garlic
- One yellow onion
- EVOO or oil of choice
- Fine grain sea salt
*Chard falls under the kale/leafy greens category on the dirty dozen, so this is one you’ll want to buy organic.
How you do it:
- Hand wash your chard, dry it and then tear the leaves off of the stalks. Lay your stalks aside.
- Slice the onion into strips and chop the garlic, meanwhile heating the EVOO over medium heat in a skillet or wok. Chop the chard stalks, much like you would a stalk of celery (they look and feel the same). Once the oil is heated, add the garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the onion and chard stalk, stirring every minute or so. Allow these to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and chard is softened.
- Add the chard leaves and wilt them, just like you would spinach. Remove from heat and toss with some fine sea salt.
It will all meld into this beautiful blend of flavors and textures that can be eaten alone or served over pasta, quinoa, rice or you could throw a few eggs in and have an amazing omelette in minutes!
I’ll be wanting to try chard in a myriad of new ways, now. Especially since it’s such a super food. Do you guys have any favorite chard recipes?