Kate's Cuisine

May 07 2014

Simply Sauteed Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard, just like kale or spinach, is a delicious vegetable that will also give you your daily quotient of leafy greens that all of us need. They also aren’t very hard to cook. Just saute it like you would saute spinach with lemon or another acid, and it takes just a couple of minutes before you get a tasty healthy side dish on your plate. Remember when you’re buying Swiss chard that it comes in a couple of varieties – red and green – so you may have to experiment a bit before deciding which one you like the best. When looking for either type, also keep in mind that their stems are quite delicate, so be sure not to purchase any that are bruised or broken. But, unlike other types of leafy greens, you can eat Swiss chard whole – meaning the stems and the leaves, and both are perfectly appetizing.

1 bunch Swiss chard (red or green,) washed and dried, and chopped $3.99
2 tablespoons butter $0.12
2 tablespoons olive oil $0.06
1 clove garlic, minced $0.01
1/2 onion, diced $0.24
1/2 cup dry white wine $1.00
Juice of 1/2 lemon $0.18
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated $0.36
Salt $0.01
Pepper $0.01

Total cost $5.98
Cost per serving $1.49

1.) Heat butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, add garlic and onion and saute just until onion is soft, about three minutes.

2.) Add Swiss chard and toss to coat in oil. Add wine and lemon juice and toss to coat. Cook until Swiss chard has just wilted, and then remove from heat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper, and then taste, adjusting if it needs more seasoning.

3.) Serve and enjoy!

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