Hello Colourful Veggies,
The other day when I was shopping at Organic Garage, I got to chatting with another shopper who told me how he loves the Swiss chard his wife makes. He gave me a rough idea how she makes it, so I bought some chard, as it was on sale. I decided to make the recipe even though he was not quite sure on ingredients as he had never made it before – he was the person who bought the groceries and the one who enjoyed his wife’s cooking. A great partnership if you ask me.
Friendly Shopper Swiss Chard
- 1 tsp Coconut oil
- 1/2 white onion
- 2 large cloves of garlic or 4 smaller ones
- One bunch of organic Swiss chard – red or white or bright lights
- Chop the onions.
- Chop off the ends of the chard and dice into smaller pieces.
- In a heated fry/sauce pan, melt the coconut oil and add the onions and cook until almost translucent.
- Add the ends of the chard to start cooking them as they take longer.
- Chop the leaves of the chard into 1 inch segments.
- When the onions are translucent, add the garlic using a garlic press and stir quickly. Do NOT let the garlic burn as it make the recipe bitter.
- Immediately add the chopped leaves of the chard and combine with onions, chard stems and garlic.
- Let the heat of the pan steam the leaves and they will reduce – take about 3 minutes.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir and remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Seriously, don’t burn the garlic. I tried a similar recipe in the summer and burned the garlic and decided I did not like the recipe. It was the friendly shopper who convinced me to try it again. It made the difference of loving and hating this chard recipe.
- Chard or Swiss Chard comes in white, red or a colour combination of yellow, red, white and purple.
- Swiss Chard is super easy to grow in your garden. This spring, plan to create a space in your garden to grow some. If you do, the multicoloured variety is called ‘Bright lights’.
- Enjoy with Open Sesame Green Beans with Generation Sweet Potato Fries
May your day be filled with friendly people who share recipes and good ideas.
To good food,
Jo-Ann Blondin, your 9CupChallenge partner