Garlic Swiss Chard & Heirloom Tomatoes
- Swiss chard
- Garlic (1-3 cloves, depending on your taste)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Dash of sea salt
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts/seeds (you choose; I like almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)
- 1 small heirloom tomato
- 1/2 an avocado
- Visit your local Farmers’ Market to purchase swiss chard. You’ll notice the stems come in different colors and often when mixed together they call this Rainbow Chard. Pick up a bunch.
- Rinse it carefully under cool water. Place in a steamer. I steam mine for about 8 minutes.
- While it’s steaming chop a couple of cloves of garlic and sauté with just a teaspoon of olive oil. Remember olive oil is fat and you really don’t need much to sauté garlic.
- Add a little sea salt to the mixture and some pepper, if you like. Remove from heat.
- When the chard is finished steaming, shake off the excess water, and coat your chard with the the garlic mixture. Add your cut heirloom tomato and avocado and sprinkle with some chopped nuts and serve immediately.
You can get as creative as you want with this. Sometimes I add whole beans and mushrooms. This is a great simple snack or it can accompany a meal…either way, you’ll feel great after eating this.