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Rainbow Swiss Chard

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I love all leafy greens and Swiss chard is no exception. The colors of this rainbow chard were so striking, I just could not pass it up in the farmer’s market. If you have always wondered how to prepare Swiss chard, it’s simple. Just sauté the stalks a little longer than the leaves and add garlic and oil. Makes a great side dish.

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Rainbow Swiss Chard

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pound rainbow Swiss chard, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 2 clove garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and fresh pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a sauté pan.
  • Smash the garlic clove with the side of a knife and add it to the pan.
  • Add red pepper flakes if using, sauté the garlic lightly in the oil until it becomes golden.
  • Chop the stems into small pieces and add to the oil.
  • Mix and add a drop of water and cover.
  • Cook about 4-5 minutes.
  • Chop the leaves and add to the pan.
  • Sauté until just wilted, stirring frequently.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

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