Lately the chard has taken off and looks and tastes delicious. Yet, people seem hesitant to buy it at the market. Here’s one way to prepare it that’s simply and tasty. Come out to the Lakewood Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and grab your leafy greens!
- 1 large bunch of fresh Swiss chard
- 1 small clove garlic, sliced
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp water
- Dried crushed red pepper
- 1 teaspoon butter
Rinse chard and roughly chop the leaves into inch-wide strips.
Heat pan and add olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté for a minute. Add Swiss chard. Cover. Cook 2-3 minutes. If it looks dry, add 1-2 Tbsp of water. Stir. Cover again. Check for doneness after another few minutes (remove a piece and taste it). Add salt to taste, and a small amount of butter. Enjoy!