Monday, August 31, 2009

Sauteed Swiss Chard

So here's raw Swiss Chard... I prefer the white stemmed verses the red or multicolored, but feel free to try them yourself!
Here's what it looks like once it's sauteed, simple and delicious!

OK, so this weekend, I had quite possibly some of the best meals in my life while celebrating a dear friends Birthday weekend, one of which was a New York steak served over a bed of sauteed Swiss Chard and Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes!!! YUM! So it reminded to post one of my favorite veggie dishes- Sauteed Swiss Chard with Balsamic Vinegar. It only takes a few minutes and it is packed with vitamins and flavor!

1-2 batches of swiss chard 
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP water

Wash your swiss chard leaves and then chop them into strips length wise. You can use the white stems, but I pass on them because I am not wild about their flavor. Add about 2 TBSP of water to your frying pan and your cloves of garlic. Let that heat up, then add in your chopped chard (which will have some water on it from rinsing, which is a good thing). Let it sautee uncovered until it cooks down (just a few minutes, then add a small drizzle of olive oil and mix it up with a pair of tongs. Remove it from the pan onto a plate and then drizzle balsamic vinegar over top and enjoy!


Melissa Turner said...

I don't think I have ever had swiss chard. Does it taste like spinach?

Andrea said...

Texture wise it's very similar to spinach, but it has a noticeably different flavor.... you just have to give it a whirl to decide for yourself! Thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a recipe for the pumpkin mashed potatoes?

Andrea said...

I don't have a recipe for pumpkin mashed potatoes, but they honestly were as good as they sound! I will work on a recipe for them and hopefully have them for this fall! Thanks for the comment!