Looking for an easy side dish of greens? Of course you are. We all need more greens in our diet, right? At least I do.
Chard is one of my favorite greens to cook because it's more substantial than spinach (which seems to melt to nothing when you cook it), but more tender and less bitter than kale.
Usually I just sauté chopped chard in olive oil with some garlic. This time I peeled a parsnip down to its tough core and tossed the parsnips ribbons in with the chard.
Oh my gosh, it's so good! The sweetness of the parsnip ribbons play so well with the lightly bitter chard, and a dash of balsamic or lemon juice at the end brightens the whole dish.
So if you like chard, give it a try with some shaved parsnip! I think you'll love the result.
Sautéed Chard with Parsnip
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large bunch Swiss chard, thoroughly rinsed, thick center stem removed, leaves cut into 1/2-inch-wide ribbons
1 medium parsnip root, peeled to remove the outer skin, then completely peeled into ribbons using the vegetable peeler (except for center if tough)
Drizzle balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
Sauté garlic in olive oil:
Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
Add chard and parsnip ribbons:
Add the chard and ribbons of parsnip to the pan. Use tongs to turn over in the pan to coat with the olive oil and garlic. Keep turning until the chard begins to wilt. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lower the heat to low and cover the pan for a couple minutes.
Sprinkle with balsamic:
Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar or lemon juice to serve.
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Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio here on Simply Recipes
Garlicy Swiss Chard and Chickpeas from Foodie Crush
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 3|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 15mg||77%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|