Swiss Chard with Ham and Beans

Swiss Chard with Ham and Beans

Ingredients

What You'll Need

  • 2 stalks celery plus some light green leaves (chopped)
  • 3 green onions (chopped)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 quarts low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 medium size bunch of Rainbow Swiss Chard
  • (chop stems and leaves)
  • 1 15 .5 oz. can Cannellini beans
  • 2 cups cooked smoked ham (chopped)

Method

1

1 15 .5 oz. can Cannellini beans

2

2 cups cooked smoked ham (chopped)

3

In a large stock pot heat the oil and saute the celery, green onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes till fragrant. Add the chicken broth, seasonings and stems of the Swiss Chard; cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes with lid tilted.

4

Add the Swiss Chard leaves, beans and ham; reduce heat to simmer; tilt the lid and cook for an additional 25-30 minutes; stir occasionally.

5

Serve with crunchy bread for dipping.
Grated Parmesan cheese works well as a garnish.