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Fast & Easy Dinner: Polenta With Chard

Fast & Easy Dinner: Polenta With Chard


A member of the beet family, Swiss chard is a dark, leafy green that's in season now. Chard's somewhat bitter taste can be neutralized by cooking.

In this vegetarian recipe, chard, the stellar ingredient, is sautéed with garlic. Placed on a bed of creamy polenta and topped with tangy blue cheese, this dish is filling and soothing. Bring Fall into your kitchen with this recipe when you read more.

Polenta With Chard

Polenta With Chard

Polenta With Chard

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 bunch Swiss chard, stems trimmed and leaves cut into 1-inch strips
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 cup instant polenta
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (such as Gorgonzola; about 2 1/2 ounces)

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the chard is tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Slowly whisk in the polenta. Cook, whisking constantly, until the polenta thickens, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Divide the polenta among bowls and top with the chard and blue cheese.

Serves 4.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 278; FAT 11g (sat 5g); CHOLESTEROL 16mg; CARBOHYDRATE 36g; CALORIES FROM FAT 35%; SODIUM 1039mg; PROTEIN 11g; FIBER 5g; SUGAR 3g

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