Garlicky Rainbow Chard

Lois Ellen Frank adds a heavy dose of garlic to her greens
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This quick and easy recipe can be used with just about any hearty green, such as kale, dandelion leaves or collard greens.

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Garlicky Rainbow Chard

Recipe adapted from Lois Ellen Frank

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 to 6 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes


2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 pound rainbow chard, stems removed and chopped, leaves cut into strips

Kosher salt, to taste

Fresh lemon juice, to taste


In a large skillet over high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add the chopped stems and cook for 2 minutes until almost cooked through. Add the leaves and the reserved toasted garlic. Season with salt and cook until the leaves wilt and become tender, another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, squeeze lemon juice over the cooked greens and serve.

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