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Italian-Style Swiss Chard

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe for Italian-style Swiss chard has been in the family for years. If you like garlic, this recipe is for you."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 75
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 side dish servings)

Directions

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  1. Wash the Swiss chard and cut into 1 inch strips. Separate the thick and tough stalk sections from the upper leafy strips.
  2. Bring the water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil in a large saucepan.
  3. Cook the stalk sections in the salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Stir in the leafy strips and cook until the leaves are wilted and the stalks are fork tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat until aromatic, about 3 minutes. Add the drained Swiss chard, cook and stir for 2 minutes; season with salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 75 calories; 6.9 3.2 1.2 0 1866 Full nutrition

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Trust me, this really IS authentic Italian cooking! I am Italian, and this has been a staple in my Italian family since probably forever, and has always been my favorite vegetable. You can skip ...

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I'm only giving this 2 stars because there is something way off with the salt. We could only eat about 2 bites before putting it aside. I can feel my fingers swelling as I write. Otherwise, I wo...

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Trust me, this really IS authentic Italian cooking! I am Italian, and this has been a staple in my Italian family since probably forever, and has always been my favorite vegetable. You can skip ...

I grew up eating Italian greens all time and this was delicious! One thing I did differently was to increase the blanching water to 3 cups and being aware that a bunch of swiss chard may not be ...

I've never made swiss chard before and because I read that it's now one of the top ten healthiest foods, I decided to give it a try. When you buy a bunch of the chard, it looks like you could fe...

The basics of this recipe are excellent. Our garden has a bumper crop of chard so I'm always looking for new ways to use it. I tweeked the recipe by adding fresh mushrooms, which I browned in ...

I'm sorry to be critical of someone else's review - and I haven't, yet made this dish but - 'tonimg' - the recipe says, "Salt to taste" so how can you blame the author of the recipe if you chose...

AWESOME!! love this recipe and make it all the time now; I didn't pre-boil the chard and it still turned out tender without being soggy

I'm only giving this 2 stars because there is something way off with the salt. We could only eat about 2 bites before putting it aside. I can feel my fingers swelling as I write. Otherwise, I wo...

This was delicious, but man, does it reduce down! A whole bunch amounted to about a cup's worth wilted, at most, but it was very tasty, and I'll be sure to use more chard next time. I discarde...

This was delicious! I actually had to make more because my boyfriend liked it so much he wouldn't give it back!