Earlier in the week I mentioned that I was adding fun twists on traditional favorites for this year’s Thanksgiving menu. Well, I might be veering slightly outside the lines today. This year I’m adding a lighter side dish to the menu…Sauteed Swiss Chard with Ginger.
Swiss chard is a mild, slightly buttery leafy green with long, broad leafs. I love using red chard because for the way its vibrant stalks brighten up the bowl. Unlike the bitterness in kale, chard can be pretty bland on its own. This recipes incorporates grated ginger and minced garlic to add a zing of spiciness, along with a touch of lemon juice to compliment the spice and round out the dish.
Swiss chard, like spinach, cooks up really fast. For any dinner party or holiday meal I always like to do as much prep work as I can beforehand. Save time with this dish by washing and chopping the greens, and peeling & grating the ginger earlier in the day, or even the day before the big meal. Then, get your greens cooking 5-10 minutes before you’re ready to sit down for dinner.
Today on Greatist I’m sharing my recipe for Sauteed Swiss Chard with Ginger.
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