Sauteed Swiss Chard
Created by Mollie Ahlstrand
Try this fabulous recipe from Oprah's favorite new restaurant, Trattoria Mollie. The food, created by chef Mollie Ahlstrand, is sure to make your mouth water, and keep you coming back for more!
Servings: Serves 6
  • 1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
 In a large pot, bring 3 quarts water to a boil. Snip chard stems and reserve.

When water reaches a boil, add one tablespoon of salt. Add stems; cover and cook 3 minutes (begin timing as soon as stems are added). Add leaves; cover and cook 5 more minutes. Drain in colander; rinse under cold water until cool. Drain again, squeezing to remove any excess liquid. Coarsely chop.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, shallot, and garlic; cook, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in red pepper flakes. Add chard and tomato sauce; reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt.


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