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quick tasty red swiss chard w/asparagus

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Don Teifke
Waukesha, WI

Quick, healthy greens that taste great.

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A great mix of veggies! This was a quick and easy side dish to prepare. Would go great with steak or grilled chicken. Yummy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 2 to 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For quick tasty red swiss chard w/asparagus

  • 1 bunch
    red swiss chard washed and leaves sliced from stems
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/4
    small red onion chopped coarsely
  • pine nuts (sprinkled)
  • 1/4 bunch
    fresh asparagus
  • pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    marsala wine
  • 2 clove
    fresh garlic chopped fine

How To Make quick tasty red swiss chard w/asparagus

  • 1
    Remove leaves from stems and slice leaves coarsely. Place sliced leaves in bowl of water to soak while preparing other ingredients. Chop red stems in approximately 1/4 inch pieces.
  • 2
    Chop red onion coarsely. (It will reduce when cooking.) Cut asparagus in approximately 1" pieces but retain most of the flower portion.
  • 3
    Heat olive oil in saute pan (medium heat). Add chopped chard stems, onions and asparagus. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add chopped garlic, pine nuts and Marsala wine. Saute for additional minute or until asparagus is tender but al dente. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Remove leaves from bowl (do not drain). Add to saute pan and cover. Cook for 3 minutes. (do not remove cover while steaming)
  • 5
    Uncover saute pan and stir for one more minute. (Do not cook all the juice/moisture away.
  • 6
    Can be served as a side dish or eaten as a main meal. I served it with quinoa and leftover sauteed pork. Enjoy.