Swiss Chard and Cannellini Beans

Swiss Chard and Cannellini Beans

Continuing right along on my Swiss chard kick, I thought that I might beef up some simple sauteed Swiss chard to make it into more of a light meal. I recalled having seen some Swiss chard served with beans and tomatoes that sounded nice. Since I am always looking for new ways to enjoy beans this dish worked for me in more ways than one. The Swiss chard with tomatoes and cannellini beans were super easy and quick to make and they tasted great. I liked it so much that I have already made it a second time and I beefed it up even more with the addition of a crumbled Italian sausage. The Italian sausage of course brought a ton of flavour to the dish in addition to making it more filling. I am off to search for more ways to enjoy Swiss chard.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 small onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 bunch Swiss chard (chopped)
1 tomato (chopped)
1 19 ounce can cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the red pepper flakes, onion garlic and saute until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the tomato and Swiss chard stalks and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Add the Swiss chard leaves and cook until wilted.
5. Stir in the beans and heat.
6. Season with salt and pepper.

Swiss Chard, Cannellini Beans and Sausage

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Sauteed Swiss Chard
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34 comments:

Jan said...

This is a must try! We have a heap of rainbow chard in our garden at the mo. Sounds just the ticket, Kevin

Cheryl said...

I am pretty sure I would eat anything you cooked! what on earth do you do with all those leftovers?

soulchocolate said...

Aha! Full of nutrition and fibres! Sounds like the perfect meal to me!

Lori said...

I could really go for that dish in the second photo, it looks so good!

Rita said...

I am embarassed to say that I never cookd swiss chard before... It does look like something I would like.

Carolyn Jung said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. I might even be able to use my homegrown Swiss chard. I'm a terrible gardener, but by some miracle the Swiss chard seeds I got at Slow Food Nation in SF this summer are actually growing after I planted them. Hopefully, they continue to grow so I can make this dish.

Beachlover said...

your food photo always look vibrate with a simple chard and beans! You're really good in kitchen!! clap clap!

Katie said...

Yum yum yum! Colorful and delicious.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful dish! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Kitt said...

Nice! I've been enjoying an abundance of chard lately, trying to use up the last of it from my garden. (I like it creamed the best, and in lasagna.) I'll have to try this.

VeggieGirl said...

I definitely ate a similar dish for lunch yesterday, except exchange the cannellini beans for chickpeas. So funny!! :0)

katie said...

That does look like a great light meal, and healthy too!

Maryann said...

Beautiful! Simple, easy, healthy and delicious!

maybelle's mom said...

Add some small pasta, and this is my husbands favorite meal.

Steph said...

That looks like a great way to enjoy beans.. much better than my rinse the beans and eating them straight.. kinda gross.. hahah. That salad looks really delicious!

Manger La Ville said...

This looks great and great for you. My mom always braises her chard. I think another recipe that good me great is chard gnocchi-- I just had it at a restaurant with a simple sage and brown butter sauce.

Elra said...

Love Swiss chard very much. I even plant them in my vegetable garden. It is a must have veggy list to plant. It is also easy to plant from the seeds. And now is the perfect time.

Swiss chard and cannelini beans seem like a perfect combo. Delicious.

Alexa said...

A meal centered around greens is my idea of perfection. This looks great!

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Yum, looks quite simple. A great way for me to try out swiss chard, I've never had it before!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This dish is a staple in every Italian home. Both my mom and grandmother made it often, as do I. My dad always grew his own Swiss chard and boy, was it good!

You've done a great job with it. It looks delicious!

Helene said...

Beautiful again, I'm always on the lookout for beans recipes. I try to limit my consumption of meat.

Rico said...

Always a space for a little healthy salad, I just love the combination of the elements in your salad it look delish...

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Diana Evans said...

Hi Kevin...

I used to grow a ton of swiss chard...next year I should ship some to you...

Hugs
Diana

Corinne said...

What a delicious way to get the green and beans into the diet! I'm trying to cut out more meat - this sounds like a good way to do it.

Natashya said...

So fresh and healthy looking. What a great meal. You never disappoint!

HoneyB said...

I need to visit you for some photography lessons! Great photos!

Pam said...

What a beautiful, healthy meal.

Bobby said...

This is my type of dish. This looks delicious and more importantly seems pretty healthy!

Dee said...

Kevin, you've really been out-doing yourself. The Greek lasagne looks fab! This sounds amazing. And I know the muhamarra was good. How? Because I made it. Thank you; we loved it!

Deborah said...

this looks delicious and healthy!

Dana McCauley said...

Good kick to be on. Swiss chard is such an undersung hero. I love it!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I've been wanting to try Cannellini beans. But it is rare in Singapore and the search is not over.

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Paco said...

my god thsi looks amazing!

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