By Molly Cuddy
We harvested swiss chard from the garden yesterday and I wanted to make something simple, but flavorful. I had never had Swiss chard before, so I didn’t want to make anything that would mask its flavor, but instead compliment it. I found this recipe, which is an easy and quick one you can pair with any protein. I had just got home from work when I whipped this up, and it took less than 10 minutes to make, which is perfect after a long day. I also already had all of the ingredients on hand, and I’m sure you probably do too!
I made it for myself, so this recipe serves one. I added my own spin to it as well, so here’s my take on the recipe:
About 2 whole Swiss chard leaves (they’re huge, if you’ve never seen them, so this is plenty!)
2 cloves of garlic
Half a shallot
Red pepper flakes (a lot of them if you like it spicy)
Salt to taste
I cut the swiss chard leaves into more manageable strips and sautéed them with the garlic, shallots, and olive oil for about 5 minutes until the Swiss chard was wilted. You can see my exact steps for this recipe in the TikTok video posted here.
If I make this again, I would use less garlic and shallot or add another Swiss chard leaf.
It was truly the perfect simple side dish and had so much flavor! I love garlic and spice, so if you do too, definitely try out this recipe for yourself.