Here 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!
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
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.
3. 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.
5. Uncover, taste and adjust seasonings.
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!