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Wilted Swiss Chard with Garlic

Wilted Swiss Chard with Garlic
 
Wilted Swiss Chard with Garlic
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. Swiss chard, cleaned and coarsely chopped

    3 Tbsp. olive oil

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    Salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Fresh lemon juice, optional

Directions

Rinse the greens in several changes of cold water. Remove the stems and chop them into 1-inch pieces. Set aside. Stack the leaves and roll them into a tube shape. Using a sharp knife, cut across each tube until all the greens are prepared. Mince the garlic and set aside. Heat a skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat. Add oil and chopped stems. Cook five minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional few seconds. Add the wet chard one handful at a time. Stir after each addition. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook the greens about five minutes, keeping the bright color. Remove the lid and cook over medium-high heat until all the liquid has evaporated, about two to three minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired.

Makes four servings.

Each serving has 140 calories, 11 g fat, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber and 4 g protein. The sodium content will vary depending on how much salt you add.

 

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