After being inspired by a good friend’s fritatta with Swiss chard, I decided to try it on its own.  Swiss chard is buttery and delectable when sautéed (even without butter!)  It is one of the most healthy vegetables out there, second to spinach.  I don’t suggest eating it raw because it is a little tough and bitter, but once cooked down, it completely changes character.  If you haven’t tried it, I highly suggest giving it a shot!

To prep:  Rinse and pat dry the chard leaves.  Cut the leaves off from the stems and then into bite sized pieces.  Discard the stems for this recipe.  I’ve seen recipes out there for the stems, so if you’re feeling creative, do a quick search!

-1 Large Bunch of Fresh Chard
-1/4 Cup Onion, finely chopped
-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
-2 Tablespoons Water
-Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
-1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder
-Salt to taste

Heat skillet to medium heat.  Add olive oil, onion, and crushed red pepper. Cook for a minute or two until onion is translucent.  Add the chopped Swiss chard leaves, toss to coat, and cover for 3 minutes.  Remove the lid and add 2 Tablespoons of water.  Cover for another 3 minutes.  Serve immediately.