Swiss chard has big green leaves and stalks that may be green, red, or yellow in colour. It's a versatile vegetable that can be added to soups, stir-fries, and casseroles or sautéed and enjoyed on its own. This recipe is simple to make and big on flavour.
|2 tsp / 10 ml||sesame oil|
|1||clove garlic, crushed|
|8 cups / 2 L||Swiss chard, washed and trimmed|
|1/8 tsp / 0.5 ml||red pepper flakes, or to taste|
|2 tsp / 10 ml||toasted sesame seeds|
Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add Swiss chard; cover and sauté for 6 to 8 minutes or until chard is wilted and soft.
Remove from heat.
Remove from heat. Sprinkle with pepper flakes and sesame seeds.
Per serving: 32 calories, 1 g protein, 3 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 1 g carbohydrate, 0 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 23 mg sodium
With its lush green leaves and crunchy stalks that range in colour from white to yellow to red, Swiss chard is as beautiful as it is nutritious. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Swiss chard is a healthy addition to your diet. It's easy to grow and one of the first vegetables to make its appearance in gardens across the country in late spring. Whether you grow your own, or buy it from the market, Swiss chard deserves a spot on your menu.
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