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Tuscan White Beans and Chard

What you need: 

1/2 vidalia onion, chopped
large bunch of Swiss chard, stems chopped off
1 teaspoon minced garlic
15 oz. can diced tomatoes (or 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered with juice)
15 oz. can cannelloni beans (or any white beans). drained and rinsed
4 large fresh sage leaves, minced
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
red pepper flakes, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

What you do: 

Wash chard and slice off stem ends. Dice stem ends--approximately 1/4 inch dice.
In wok or large frying pan, warm olive oil.
While waiting, feed a couple of chard leaves to your house bunnies if they are allowing you to live in their house.
Once oil is warm, vidalia, chard stems, sage and garlic. Sauté until soft.
While chopped veggies are sautéing, roughly chop remaining chard leaves and drain and rinse beans. Add both to pan, dump in contents of diced tomatoes (including liquid) and cover. Once chard is soft, stir it up and add salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.
Serve hot with either rice or half of a whole-wheat bagel spread with Earth Balance per serving. Pet bunnies while eating this yummy dish!
Feel free to modify to suit your taste! This would probably work well with spinach or collard greens as well, but it's been a great year in New England for Swiss chard!

Preparation Time: 
20-25 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

made this for a cookout and doubled it
took it  to 2 cookouts@
really good flavor

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Oh Yum!!!!  This was so good, I want more but I'm too full!!

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oh yeah--served with quinoa and some garlic-parsley roasted potatoes. double yum.

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hey, this was good! i didn't use a vidalia, just a regular onion. i also used kidney beans instead of white beans. oh, and dried sage (less than the recommended amount) and about 1/2 C tomatoes since that was all i had. you get the picture. anyway, very yummy!

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