The farmer’s markets have been booming with fresh produce lately. In the summer, I like to stock up on veggies and make different vegetable dishes in lieu of meat or heavier items. One of my favourite veggies is swiss chard, and we are now growing it in our garden (prepare yourself for a lot of recipes). A few weeks ago, I spotted these garlic scapes and noticed how interesting they were, but I had never made them or used them before. Deciding to be adventurous, I picked some up and were pleasantly surprised by their mild yet somewhat sweet flavour. They can be used like scallions, sliced over a salad, tossed with some pasta (recipe coming next week), or sauteed with a veggie (my choice for the night). Read below for the simple, yet delicious recipe. I served it alongside grilled portobellos.
Swiss Chard with Garlic Scapes
Serves 4 as a side
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic scapes, chopped
1 head of swiss chard, stems removed and chopped, leaves choped
1 pinch of sea salt
1) Heat olive oil over medium heat.
2) When hot, sauté garlic scapes for about 2 minutes.
3) Add swiss chard stems. Sauté for a few minutes.
4) Add leaves. Cover for 4 minutes.
5) Season with sea salt.
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