Tuesday, July 13, 2021

TikTok Tuesday: Wilted Swiss Chard with Garlic


Harvesting Swiss Chard from the garden and preparing it wilted with garlic and shallots. ##gardendc ##garden101 ##recipe ##swisschard ##eathealthy

♬ original sound - Kathy Jentz

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 

  • Olive oil

  • 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.

About the Author
Molly Cuddy is a journalism major at the University of Maryland, College Park, and an intern this summer with Washington Gardener. She is also a campus tour guide and will be a teaching assistant for a professional writing class next semester.

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