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Wilted Swiss Chard with Fresh Basil

This makes a lively and colorful vegetable side dish. Recipe courtesy of Karen Zack, a private plot holder at the garden.

This makes a lively and colorful vegetable side dish. Recipe courtesy of Karen Zack, a private plot holder at the garden.

Servings
2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 to 7 large Swiss chard leaves, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil plus whole leaves for garnish, optional

Preparation

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, chard and basil, and cook just until the chard begins to wilt, for about 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice. Garnish with basil, if using, and serve warm.