Garlicky Swiss Chard, Onion & Cannellini Bean Sauté Recipe

Garlicky Swiss Chard, Onion & Cannellini Bean SautéHere is a recipe you might not see everyday, it is a fun side dish to spice up any meal! It is also pretty easy to whip up, it is Garlicky Swiss Chard, Onion & Cannellini Bean Sauté. Now you can Serve as a side dish or main meal! The choice is totally yours! Below is the delicious recipe for you to try out!

Garlicky Swiss Chard, Onion & Cannellini Bean SautéIngredients For Garlicky Swiss Chard, Onion & Cannellini Bean Sauté
(serves four as a side dish or two as a meal)

1 small bunch fresh Swiss Chard
1 medium size onion, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of olive oil *see note
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

1. Wash and dry the Swiss Chard. Remove all the larger stems. Discard any that appear to be tough and chop the rest.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Garlicky Swiss Chard, Onion & Cannellini Bean Sauté3. Add the chopped Swiss Chard stems, onions and garlic. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cook until the onions are tender to your liking, stirring every couple of minutes. This took about 4-5 minutes for me. Do this low and slow as to not burn the garlic.

Garlicky Swiss Chard, Onion & Cannellini Bean Sauté4. Add the Swiss Chard leaves, beans, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.

5. Uncover, taste and adjust seasonings.

Garlicky Swiss Chard, Onion & Cannellini Bean Sauté

Notes:

Since so many people are sensitive to salt, I write my recipes with a little less than what I like. Beans scream for salt, so I actually used closer to 1/2 teaspoon in this.

I like to use a lot of olive oil, because it’s just so good for you and adds both flavor and moisture to this dish. If you want to save some fat and calories, you can reduce the amount of oil to one tablespoon and add a little water, as needed.

To turn this into a soup, add 2 cups of low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock when you add the chard and beans. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes. Serve with Parmesan on top and a loaf of crusty bread!

Hope you all enjoy this recipe, it is really tasty! 

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A Few Side Dishes and Appetizer Recipe Idea’s for the Holidays!

I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here! I thought it would be a good time to share some Side dishes and Appetizers you might want to whip up for family gatherings! I found some great recipes on some blogs and wanted to share them with you!

This year we are switching up the classic dinner and doing brisket, ham, and other fun sides! This is something I have never done before, so it should be interesting instead of the classic turkey and ham.

herbed Breakfast Stuffing Casserole

Side Dishes: 

Herbed Breakfast Stuffing Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

Overnight Mashed Potatoes

Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes 

Extra Cheesy Crockpot Mac and Cheese 

Side Dishes

 

Cheddar Creamed Spinach

Parsnip Potato Leek Gratin

Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts and Sage

Apple Bacon Arugula Bites

Apple Bacon Arugula Bites

Christmas Deviled Eggs 

Olive Cheese Bites

Vegetable Cream Cheese Dip

What are some of your favorite side dishes and appetizers you like to make or eat at Christmas time? I know for me I love green bean casserole, as my husband doesn’t like green beans, so it is a good excuse to eat extra when someone brings it!

Growing up we always had tons and tons of food at the holidays! My dad always brought his famous baked beans and I wish I would have gotten that recipe! They were the best ever! He would cook them for 24 hours, chop up ham and toss in, and the flavor was heavenly! I loved how they were nice and thick, that is one thing I wish I could eat again!

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