Sauteed Swiss Chard
Created by Mollie Ahlstrand
Servings: Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
 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.