Crow Farms had beautiful Swiss chard at the OSU-OKC Farmer's Market recently. Red-stemmed and super fresh, I couldn't resist, even though I had plenty of white stemmed chard growing in my garden at home. It is easy to grow even in this often parched prairie of Northwest Oklahoma. I hope you will try Swiss chard soon and garden fresh.
Here's a recipe our registered dietitian Becky Varner offered last November.
Sauteed Garlic Chard
16 ounces Swiss chard, washed but do not dry water off leaves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
-> Pour oil in skillet and heat to medium.
-> Add garlic and pepper and saute, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.
-> While garlic and pepper are cooking, chop the chard in bite-sized pieces.
-> Add chard and continue cooking several minutes until tender.
-> Serve immediately.
Nutrition information: This recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving contains approximately 50 calories and 3.5 grams fat.
SOURCE: Becky Varner