Garlic and Lemon Wilted Chard

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So, I have to admit that this “recipe” doesn’t feel very recipe-ish to me. Wilting swiss chard seems like cheating to me or too easy, but recently I shared my undying love for chard as my breakfast green of champions on Instagram and I learned that many of you are feeling intimidated by this green. I got lots of comments that were either, “I’m afraid this will taste bad” or “I’m afraid to prepare chard.” Well, first of all, it tastes awesome! And second of all, it could seriously not be easier to make it. This honestly takes about 10 minutes. Here we go!

Garlic & Lemon Wilted Chard
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 bunches swiss chard, washed, tough stem ends removed, chopped into strips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic gloves, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-low heat (I use a pot because it's easier to get all the chard in there before it wilts).
  2. Add garlic, cook and stir just until fragrant.
  3. Add chard and lemon juice, stir to coat chard with garlic and lemon juice.
  4. Cover pot, and steam until wilted, about 4-6 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, uncover, sprinkle with salt and serve warm.

 

About Angie Alt

Angie Alt is part of the blogging duo behind Autoimmune Wellness. She helps others take charge of their health the same way she took charge of her own after suffering with Celiac and other autoimmune diseases; one creative, nutritious meal at a time. Her special focus is on mixing “data with soul” by looking at the honest heart of the autoimmune journey (which sometimes includes curse words). She’s also a world traveler who has been medically evacuated from two foreign countries. Strategizing worst-case scenarios is now something of a hobby. She is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: Eating for All Phases of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. You can also find her on Instagram.

1 comment

  • jessie says

    Yummm, I love “garlic gloves”! Maybe they’d help keep my hands fresh when handling fresh garlic. But seriously, I love your recipes (typos and all); thank you so much for all you share!!!

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