Beans with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes. A delicious way to get more fiber in your diet. This recipe is ideal for a wrap sandwich or tossed with whole-wheat pasta.Beans with Swiss chard and tomatoes
Beans with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes.
1 small bunch red Swiss chard, leaves only.
1- 15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained or home cooked
1-15 oz. can diced tomatoes
¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped basil
¼ teaspoon hot pepper flakes
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet. Add garlic, cook for one minute. Add Swiss chard and sauté over medium heat, 2-3 minutes. Salt to taste. Add tomatoes and chicken broth and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans, basil and pepper flakes; simmer 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to serving dish and sprinkle with Parmesan.
Tip: Kale, escarole or spinach make great substitutions for the chard. Red and green Swiss chard can be used interchangeably.