Friday, July 7, 2017

Creamy Swiss Chard

You should stop whatever you are doing and make this. Or at the very least put Swiss Chard on your grocery list and read on. I love this, the coconut makes the chard a bit sweet, and so creamy with a spice from the pepper flakes. I usually use ground dried Thai chili powder but red pepper flakes are great and I have used them also. I've had this for dinner, for breakfast. It's so yummy. You won't even miss the cream!
 Here are a couple recent meals with this yummy chard. Spinach would be wonderful cooked this way also!

Creamy Swiss Chard

1 tablespoon olive oil, or avocado oil
2 cloves garlic smashed
1/2-3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
5-6 cups Swiss Chard washed and chopped, stems cut into smaller pieces (0.5-1 inch) and set aside.
8 ounces canned unsweetened coconut milk
Lemon or lime juice to taste

  1. Heat oil in a saute pan on medium.
  2. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook just until fragrant.
  3. Add Swiss Chard stems and cook until almost tender.
  4. Add Swiss Chard leaves and cook until wilted.
  5. Stir in coconut milk until creamy.
  6. Season with lemon juice, salt, pepper.

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