This recipe is courtesy of my lovely father. He is quite the cook, and has a wonderful love for swiss chard. Admittedly, I have been a little leery of cooking it because I didn’t know what to do! So he gave me some over the phone instructions for this amazing vegetable dish.
Spicy Swiss Chard and Zucchini
From my dad 🙂
1 bunch swiss chard
3 small zucchinis, chopped
1 white or yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tablespoons EVOO
1 can HOT petite diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained (**clearly this is what makes this dish hot, so please just get regular petite diced if you don’t like a little kick!)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Fill a large pot 2/3 full with water, add salt, and add your swiss chard (break it into chunks first) stems and all. Bring to a boil, and let boil until it’s very soft (I did about 20 minutes, but more is fine). Pour into collander in the sink, and leave the pot off the heat. Once drained, pour the swiss chard back into the pot.
2. While the siwss chard is boiling, in a large fry pan, saute your zucchini in EVOO on med-high heat until it’s nice a browned. Season with a little salt along the way. Add to the cooked swiss chard pot.
3. Add your onions and garlic to the same pan you just cooked your zucchini in, and saute until the onions are nice and translucent. Add your can of drained tomatoes and heat through. Add this mixture to your veggies, and combine well. I left the pot on low heat while I cooked the rest of my meal. Taste it and add salt and pepper as you see fit!