I set out to find out more about this vegetable and find a suitable recipe. In the end, I decided to try this simple recipe from the Martha Stewart website: Sauteed Swiss Chard with Orange. All I had to purchase was the orange. In the end, I made a couple of modifications because I wasn't prepared for the slight bitterness of the swiss chard and the fact that I like my greens a little more done than most modern recipes say.
So this is what I did:
|Removed stalks and sliced swiss chard in 1" strips.|
|Heated olive oil in pan. Added zest of orange and sauteed greens.|
|Added juice of orange, seasoned with salt, pepper, and a dash of sugar. Covered. Steamed until done.|
|Smaller portions. This is on a luncheon-sized plate. :-)|
I really enjoyed this meal!
Benefits of Swiss Chard
- regulates blood sugar levels
- helps pancreatic cells regenerate
- supports bone health
- excellent source of Vitamins A, K, E, calcium, and magnesium