Sauteed Swiss Chard and Beans
Sauteed Swiss Chard and White Beans, an Italian-inspired side dish, comes together quickly with only 4 ingredients---Swiss chard, olive oil, garlic and cannellini beans.
Servings: 6 people
- 2 pounds Swiss chard
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 15.5 ounces Cannellini or Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
- Salt and black pepper
Wash Swiss chard to remove dirt and sand
Remove stems from the leaves.
Cut stems into 1 inch pieces and parboil JUST the stems in acidulated water (1 quart water with 2 Tablespoons lemon juice added) for 3 to 5 minutes; drain.
Cut the chard leaves into 1 inch strips. Cook JUST the leaves in a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes in the water that clings to the leaves. Once leaves are wilted, remove from pan and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat; add olive oil. Saute parboiled stems until tender, approximately 5 minutes.
Add drained and rinsed cannellini beans and garlic; stirring constantly for 30 seconds (be careful not to burn garlic).
Add wilted Swiss chard leaves to the mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve hot. An additional drizzle of olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese are optional toppings.
Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 906mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9247IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 5mg