This is the BEST Sautéed Swiss Chard and I'm not exaggerating. It's ready in minutes and is loaded with nutrients. This chard side dish makes a wonderful and delicious addition to any recipe.
– ▢2 bunches Swiss Chard
– ▢½ c walnuts
– ▢2 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
– ▢1 clove garlic
– ▢2 tablespoon olive oil
– ▢½ teaspoon salt
– ▢⅓ c tomato juice or 2 medium tomatoes
– ▢½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
– ▢¼ teaspoon fresh black pepper
1. Chop the walnuts. Add them to a bowl of food processor and run it on low for 5-7 seconds until the walnuts resemble corn grits. Alternatively, you can add the walnuts to a plastic bag, close it tight and using a rolling pin, softly press down to break the walnut into smaller pieces.
2. Chop Swiss Chard. Place chard on a cutting board and holding firmly chop it into thin strips. Trim off ½ inch of the stem's end, discard it and chop the stems too.
3. Cook the chard. Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan and over medium high heat. Add chopped chard and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring from time to time until the leaves wilt (shrink).
4. Stir in the chopped walnuts.
5. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pour in the tomato juice, thyme, salt and cayenne pepper and black pepper. Add garlic clove.
6. Finish. Continue sautéing Swiss Chard for a few more minutes until the flavors meld and marry. Adjust the seasoning in necessary.
7. Serve. Transfer Sautéed Swiss Chard in a bowl and serve immediately.