Chard or Swiss chard is one of my favorite leafy green. It’s colorful, it’s tasty and it’s very easy to cook.
Today, I am going to share with you one of the simplest and tastiest recipes I commonly use.
It only takes 10 mins to prepare and to cook, which makes it a great fit for a busy life.
And it leaves you no excuse not to add leafy green in your everyday cooking. After all, it’s easy, fast, and tasty.
Easiest Garlic Swiss Chard Recipe
- 300 g chard (any type will do)
- 2-3 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- pinch of salt (to taste)
- pinch of black pepper
- pinch of dried oregano
- pinch of dried basil
- Rinse and drain water off the chard
- Separate the stalks and the leaves
- Cut the stalk into small cubes and slice the leaves into small pieces
- Mince the garlic
- Add minced garlic in cold olive oil and cook until it turns light yellow (aka. when you can smell the garlic)
- Add in chopped stalk and stir to mix it the garlic
- Cap on and let the stalk cook for 2-3 minutes (depending on the size)
- Once the stalk is half soften, add in chopped leaves and let it cook for a few mins (stir occasionally)
- Once the leaves are half cooked, add salt, pepper, basil and oregano
- Stir, so that the taste can be absorbed evenly.
- Serve & Enjoy
- It’s better to undercook the garlic instead of overcooking it. Otherwise, burned garlic will create a bitter taste, you won’t want that.
- If you have a small pan, add leaves in 2-3 rounds so that they are overall crowded in the pan.
- If you don’t have different types of dried herbs at hand, it’s possible to replace them with Italian herb mix or Herb de Provence.
You can enjoy this dish as a side or make a warm salad bowl with it. Bon appetit :).