Lemon-Garlic Swiss Chard Recipe
Swiss chard is loaded with phytonutrients including at least 13 different polyphenol antioxidants. Because of the nutritional benefits, Swiss chard is considered one of the world’s healthiest vegetables. One cup has 715% of recommended daily value of vitamin K and 214% of vitamin A and only 35 calories!
Another attribute of Swiss chard is its ability to blend to so many different flavors, much like kale. It can accept sweet or savory elements. This recipe from, Cooking Light Magazine, is light and fresh. Pair with fish, chicken or pasta.
Lemon-Garlic Swiss Chard
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
12 cups Swiss chard, chopped (about 10 ounces)
2 tablespoon water
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 teaspoons shaved fresh parmesan cheese
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic; saute’ 2 minutes or until garlic begins to brown. Add Swiss chard and 2 tablespoons water to pan; cook 3 minutes or until chard wilts. Stir in lemon juice and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.
Serves 4 (serving size about ½ cup)