Sowing seeds, watching them sprout and nurturing their growth is a gratifying experience. This week my grandmother harvested young garlic and baby swiss chard. The flavors are a less potent version of the original. I was given a bag full of goodies to experiment with. I sampled a few grape tomatoes this week from the farmers market, and added them into the mix. Usually I would add grape tomatoes from my garden, however, they are still green on the vine. Sauté these items together and you have a simple, healthy and delicious recipe.
Garlicky Swiss Chard:
- 2 bunches baby swiss chard
- 3 cloves young garlic minced (or 1 full grown clove)
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 6-8 grape tomatoes, halved
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- pinch of salt
- few grinds of black pepper
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes to infuse the oil. Add the baby swiss chard and allow it to wilt down. Add the tomatoes and red pepper flakes, sauté additional 3 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.