Growing up I would always see those big green leaves with a nice neon pink stalk of Swiss Chard and I would always pass by them. Same thing for kale. I was not brought up on them. Looking at both of those leafy greens, I always came up with the same question. How would you prepare and cook them? Thanks to my love of the Food Network channel, I have now grown to love both kale and swiss chard. One of my favorite ways to prepare them is to sauté them in my braiser. Check out my recipe below, and hopefully it will help you increase your intake of these nutritious vegetables.
½ a white onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
½ TB of coconut oil
2-3 cups of cleaned and destemmed Kale
2-3 cups of cleaned and destemmed Swiss Chard
Garlic powder to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
- Place your braiser (or whatever you want to use to cook the greens, but it should have a lid) on the burner and set heat to medium.
- Throw in the coconut oil and let the pan warm (5 – 10 mins).
- Once the pan is hot place the onions and garlic in. Stir occasionally and let sauté for 2-5 minutes until the onions are soft. If the pan seems too hot, turn down the heat a little.
- Then throw in the kale and swiss chard and stir.
- Put the lid on the pan and leave it alone for 5-10 mins.
- After 5-10 minutes, lift the lid and stir. The kale and swiss chard should be wilting.
- Now add the garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir. Sample a green or two and see if you need to add more of the seasonings.
- Put the lid back on and let it sauté for another 5-10 mins.
- Check on the greens and if they are wilted to your satisfaction, you are done. If you prefer a little softer then keep sauteing until you think it is ready.
- Plate it up and enjoy!