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            Simple roasted rainbow swiss chard

 

Swiss chard is one of my favorite leafy greens. It's a great substitute to spinach or kale and so healthy!

Researches have shown that it can help to regulate the body's blood sugar and many of the betalain pigments in chard have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.

So whenever you see some swiss chard get your hands on it! Also because of its amazingly colored stems, which you can perfectly eat as well. I love colorful food and it is so amazing how creative nature is and what wonderful colors it gives its plants!

So today I want to present you a very easy and quick and tasty recipe using swiss chard. You can either have it as a side dish or just that way! For me it was enough, because that dish is very tasty through some spicy herbs that I added. But the main ingredient is the rainbow swiss chard, which is so interesting because it has the softer leaves on the one side and the stems which are a little more crispy on the other.

Preparing this dish does only take you ten minutes and is perfect for busy students like me and everyone else as well!

All you need to do is to roast some garlic and onions in some olive oil, add the swiss chard leaves and fry those for a few minutes until they have reached the desired tenderness. A little sesame oil gives it a great flavor! Also some spicy herbs, salt and pepper are essentials. To complete that fried swiss chard salad I am adding some mixed seeds and ready it is!

I really hope you like it!

Simple roasted rainbow swiss chard

 

Ingredients:

 

8 rainbow swiss chard leaves with stem

1 garlic glove

2 white onions

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp olive oil

one hand full seeds and pine nuts

1 tsp italian herbs

salt and pepper

 

Procedure:

 

1. Finely chop the onion and the garlic and the ginger. Wash the swiss chard and cut it into medium sized pieces.

2. In a frying pan heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and the onion and roast it until it is lightely brown.

2. Add the rainbow chard and the sesame oil to the pan and roast the chard until it has reached the desired tenderness.

3. Season it with the herbs, add some pine nuts and seeds and enjoy warm!