Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Good Way to Eat Swiss Chard

My mum made the best swiss chard last night. It's too simple to really be a recipe but here's what you do:
- Let diced garlic sit in lots of extra virgin olive oil for at least 15 mins (a couple days is best)
- Saute cleaned swiss chard in oil and garlic until wilted and tender.
My grandmother cooks her spinach like this, which has been a tradition in our family, all the way from Italy. I like it with spinach more, since its milder and softer, but the swiss chard is definitely good.
This is the multicolored type of swiss chard, with red and yellow stems. Alongside it I had brown rice with sesame seeds on top (Halfway through dinenr I found a package of them in my pocket that I forgot to put on my Asian noodles from lunch.)


Anonymous said...

Isn't swiss chard the best? My mom made some tonight too! I think moms just know best.

vegan blog tracker said...

It's great when you can have a simple, flavorful, and healthy meal like that. Good stuff.

Paulina said...

Yum! I love leafy greens and this is a great way to enjoy them.

Gnewvegan said...

Hi Allie,

My nan always makes veggies with garlic and oil as well.. I love garlic and I think it can make almost any veggie taste good. I also though prefer the spinach as swiss chard is a little too bitter for me.


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