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Swiss Chard and White Bean Stew


You can whip up this Chard and White Bean Stew in less than 30 minutes, but I also like when it sits longer and gets mushy and warm, it doesn't look as pretty, but it is good. You can serve with meat or fish or it is a complete meal on it's own.

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  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed, cleaned and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cups water or broth
  • 1/2 cup sun sliced dried tomatoes
  • Sprig rosemary, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper


In medium deep pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add onion and sauté 5 minutes.  Add garlic and chard.  Saute for another 5 minutes.  Add beans, broth and sun dried tomatoes.  Stir and add rosemary, bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer 20-30 minutes.

Serve on it's own with some crusty bread or use it over pasta with some Parmesan cheese.