Smoky maple Swiss Chard
Smoky, sweet, salty, crunchy super greens. This is one of my favorite recipes, and one that I could eat by itself as an entire meal. Never mind, chard is like a work of art! I've never seen such a beautiful vegetable. Check out this recipe, neighbors!
1 bunch swiss chard sliced in 1 inch pieces/ribbons, stems separated from the leaves
3 cloves garlic smashed, peeled, minced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Pinch of cayenne if you want a kick
Sauté chard stems with olive oil and a pinch of salt for 3 minutes over medium. Add minced garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in smoked paprika. Add chard leaves, 1/4 cup water and freshly ground pepper. Cover and let steam for 4-5 minutes. Uncover. Add maple syrup, and a splash of white wine vinegar. I also added a pinch of cayenne for a kick. Taste and adjust. Enjoy as a side, over rice, or simply by itself!
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