Swiss chard

Beans with Swiss Chard

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.

Serves: 2       

 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.