Monday, December 12, 2011

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Lemon & Dijon

My favorite leafy green vegetable has always been swiss chard.  I find it slightly sweeter than the other greens and super simple to prepare.  While at Whole Foods yesterday, I noticed a large selection of organic chard that looked amazing.  I had to pick some up.  For this dish, I sauteed it in a bit of coconut oil and finished it off with some lemon and dijon to compliment the subtle sweetness in the greens.  This might be a new everyday favorite.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

A subtly sweet leafy green with a hint of freshness and bite from the lemon

Ingredients (serves 2):
1 bunch red swiss chard, washed and cut into 1" strips
1tbs virgin coconut oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
2tsp white wine vinegar
1tsp dijon mustard
sea salt to taste

1. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium high heat.  Add the stems of the chard first and saute for a few minutes.  Then add the leaves and continue to cook a few minute more.  Cover and cook 5 minutes, or until greens are wilted.
2. in a bowl, stir lemon, vinegar and dijon.  Pour over the greens and continue to cook (lid off) until all liquid has absorbed.  Taste and sprinkle with sea salt.  Serve warm.

Nutritional Information:
1 serving = 1c cooked chard
Calories: 100
Protein: 3g
Carbs: 7g
Fat: 7g
Sodium ~ 100mg


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