They say Swiss Chard is somewhere between spinach and kale. Whichever you prefer, Swiss Chard is chock full of the same vitamins and minerals and hydrating properties that support healthy skin. Not to mention it’s delicious. Try this Easy Swiss Chard recipe in place of sauteed spinach or kale.
1 large bunch of fresh Swiss chard (7 or 8 large leaves)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, sliced
Pinch crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon whole coriander seeds (optional)
Prep the chard stalks and leaves
Rinse out the Swiss chard leaves thoroughly. Either tear or cut away the thick stalks from the leaves.
Cut the stalk pieces into 1-inch pieces. Chop the leaves into inch-wide strips. Keep the stalks and leaves separate.
Sauté the garlic and crushed red pepper:
Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add garlic slices, crushed red pepper, and coriander seeds (if using), and cook for about 30 seconds, or until the garlic is fragrant.
Add the stalks:
Add the chopped Swiss chard stalks. Lower the heat to low, cover, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.