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Traditional Swiss Chard and Beans

What you need: 

1/2 large onion, diced
garlic, minced, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large bunch red (Swiss) chard, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can white or navy beans, drained
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Add chard.
2. Add the beans. Heat up until chard becomes soft but not mushy.
3. Salt and pepper to your taste.
My Italian mother and grandmother always made this and served it with a hearty bread. My grandfather called it "good peasant food"-meaning its cheap and super healthy!

Preparation Time: 
less than 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4-5

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is my absolute favorite recipe, I make it all the time .. I did not change a thing .. So easy , so fast and sooooo delicious.. Thank you for the amazing recipe..

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I've always stayed away from swiss chard - silly me. This recipe was easy and tasty. I did use SoBlonde75's suggestion of adding the tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, which really helped. Before the vinegar it tasted really bitter and I didn't like it much. Afterwards, it was incredibly delicious and I will always use that little trick. Great recipe!

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Such good, simple, easy food! I normally would have left the liquid from the canned beans in, but I was serving mine with mashed potatoes and gravy and didn't feel like it needed extra juice. YUM!

Oh, and I used butter beans (just because I love 'em) and a LOT of garlic (same reason, really). :)

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Such good, simple, easy food! I normally would have left the liquid from the canned beans in, but I was serving mine with mashed potatoes and gravy and didn't feel like it needed extra juice. YUM!

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I don't normally use much salt in my cooking, but this is one dish where it definitely helps bring it to life, so I ended up adding a few more shakes of salt and eating it with a side of lentils. ;)b It was a great way to use the chard I had left over from making minestrone, and I'll be sure to enjoy it again some time.

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Just had this for dinner.  Used butter beans because that was all I could get.  Super fast and easy recipe.  Added some fresh dill just because.  Soooo good, I wish I had more!

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This was super easy and really good.  I added red pepper flake and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (which I always add when making dark greens).  So good  :)>>>

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I did this with Great Northern (white) beans & red pepper flakes.  Before serving I added juice of 1 whole ripe lemon, which added greatly to the dish!

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I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but it was really good!  I used kale, because that was what they had at the store.  I also added the water from the beans and added a can of fire roasted tomatoes.  I used season salt to spice it up.  Really good!

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try making this dish with escarole instead of the other greens..........its all good though 8)

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