Simple Sautéed Garlic Chard (or other greens)

Crunchy and aromatic, a colorful side of greens.

Serves 6-8
  • 2 bunches of rainbow chard (or other seasonal green), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch wide strips. Stems may be used or removed*
  • 2teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar or lemon (optional)

Heat sauté pan on medium heat and add oil. Add garlic and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.

Add chard, stir to coat. Sprinkle 1/4 cup water over top, cover and cook until tender,stirring occasionally.If you prefer firmer greens, cool 1-3 minutes. For softer greens, cook 4-6 minutes.If necessary, add more water.

Remove from heat and add vinegar or lemon juice, if using. Serve warm

*Chard stems provide a colorful sweet and crunchy addition to the dish.