Swiss Chard Steamed with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Oil is a delicious dish, tastes sweeter than spinach and is ready in 20 minutes! A simple recipe with a simple preparation but makes a huge impression with flavor! Swiss Chard is an overlooked vegetable by many shoppers simply because they don’t know what exactly it is or what to do with it.
A wonderful leafy green vegetable with long white stems, Swiss chard is filled with vitamins and antioxidants, and it tastes so much better and sweeter than spinach!
Swiss chard is widely grown in southern Italy and our mom has been cooking with Swiss chard forever! You can find it in most supermarkets as all greens or in rainbow with red and green combination. Both taste the same.
This is a simple recipe that highlights the Swiss chard in a delicious broth.
Swiss chard steamed with tomatoes takes minutes to cook and is relatively inexpensive. This recipe only requires seven simple ingredients: Swiss chard, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, crushed red pepper, dried oregano, ripe tomatoes and salt.
No need to add any liquid or broth either, and you’ll see why.
How To Make Swiss Chard Steamed with Tomatoes:
First, chop the chard and rinse in a large pot under cold running water, then drain in a colander.
When you are done with that, you can start on cooking the garlic with some crushed red pepper in olive oil, and saute them for only 1 minute. Next, toss in the wet chard along with chopped ripe tomatoes, oregano and salt.
Cover with a lid and cook and steam everything for about 10 to 14 minutes, or until the stems are tender to the bite. That’s it!
Swiss Chard Steamed with Tomatoes makes a wonderful and flavorful broth. It’s SO good, you’ll be tempted to eat it with a spoon rather than a fork. Try dipping some crusty bread into the broth- yum!
You can serve this dish alone as a starter, as a light soup, or as a side dish with any seafood or roast. We think you will be surprised at how flavorful this vegetable really is!
If you have never tried Swiss chard before, we highly recommend it. Aside from the vast amount of nutrition that you’ll be getting from this vegetable, you’ll also be amazed how delicious and how easy it is to prepare!
Start adding Swiss chard to soups and stews and enjoy all the benefits this vegetable offers!
We hope this recipe will inspire you to buy some Swiss chard this week and get cooking!!
This post was originally posted in 2011. The content and recipe are the same, only photos have been updated.
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Anna and Liz