On Saturday at the Charlotte Farmer's Market it was apparent that summer is on its way out, and fall is on its way in. A few straggling baskets of peaches remain, as well as some watermelon from The Watermelon Whisperer, but these will be the last few times we'll see them until next year (or if we see them, we know they're not so tasty anymore). However, we're starting to see some other delightful, beautiful flavors, like this rainbow swiss chard from Way of Life Farm.
Don't you love when farmers are thoughtful enough to print out recipes to go along with their freshest produce offering?! Me too. It pretty much guarantees that their veggies won't rot in our fridge because I'll know exactly what to do with them. That's how I came across this delicious braised Swiss chard recipe - it was sitting beside these beauts.
Thank you for making my lunch such a breeze today!
We served the warm greens over quinoa cooked in vegetable broth. It was so good, y'all! We will definitely be making this again. Thank you A Way of Life Farm for sharing the recipe!
Braised Rainbow Swiss Chard (adapted from A Way of Life Farm)
- 3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 1 bunch of fresh Swiss chard, chopped
- 1 apple (we used Granny Smith) cored and sliced
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in large pan over medium heat; add onions and chard stalks only. Enjoy how delicious your kitchen now smells. Season with S & P. Cover, reduce heat slightly, and cook until tender (about 4-5 minutes). Next add your chard leaves and apple slices; cover the pan again and simmer until the leaves are wilted (about 5 more minutes - be careful not to overcook!). Spoon over quinoa, rice, or pasta and sprinkle with walnuts before serving.
Gone in 60 Seconds!
So easy, right!? It's delicious. And healthy for you. And vegan. I could go on and on.