"Swiss chard cooked with garlic and balsamic vinegar. Quick and delicious!" — THERESA_M
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extra-virgin olive oil
Swiss chard, stalks discarded, leaves cut into wide ribbons
salt and pepper to taste
I thought this recipe was simple, yet good. I changed it a bit. I diced the ribs of rainbow chard and sauted them with diced onion...this gave the dish a bit of crunch. I also had a jar of roasted red peppers and slivered them in when the chard was added. The combo was excellent. I loved the amount of vinegar (our family loves vinegar). I did add a pinch of sugar to offset the acidity. Topped smashed fingerling potatoes with this colorful and yummy wilted chard. And served with a sliced heirloom tomato! YUM! My husband and my 17 month old son LOVED it.
Call me a purist. If you want to enjoy swiss chard by itself (vs. as part of a casserole, etc), adding most things to it is just a bad idea. The vegetable has such a delicate peppery taste that's delightful by itself - I normally don't even add salt (only pepper) because the salt will mask its natural taste. I decided to give this recipe the benefit of the doubt and used 1/4 of the recommended amount of balsamic vinegar - it completely covered the natural taste of the leaves (couldn't penetrate some of the stalks, thank goodness) and all I could taste was vinegar. My advice? Keep it simple. Saute in garlic and olive oil and add some pepper at the end - that's it.
Hey i dont really see why people are being so negative about this recipe, i think its great!
I used half the balsamic vinegar, as others reccomended, and i poured the excess liquid before serving, and it turned out lovely.
If your worried about the vinegar becoming too overpowering, remember to not use strong balsamic vinegar.
I highly reccomend adding a pinch of sugar, to combat the vinegars acidity.
Thanks for sharing
A neighbor gave us some Swiss Chard. We had never had it before so I looked up recipes. We made this one and loved it! It has a wonderful taste!
Very tasty, be sure to use a good quality balsamic. I used the stems of the swiss chard, why waste them. I would make this again.
Holy cow! That was good! My kids ate this!!! I didn't make enough thinking they wouldn't even look at it, let alone taste it. I will have to make it again soon so I can have some! Thanks for a great recipe I will use again and again.
I love Swiss chard and I made a point of cutting way down on the Balsmic vinegar due to other reviews. I am giving it 2 stars due to the good idea of olive oil and garlic, but the Balsamic vinegar ruined it for me! I only used TWO TEASPOONS and that was too much!
I will stick with S&P and a little butter on the chard when serving. Why ruin garden fresh greens with vinegar?
This was great. I added less vinegar and cooked the stems first before adding the leaves.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Simple Swiss Chard
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 124
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