This winter, I took the plunge and ordered a CSA box from a farmer’s market vendor at work. We receive one box per month. I’m enjoying what we get so far. I’m not sure yet if I’ll keep it once summer comes, though. It has been a struggle to cook the produce when we get it – the rest of life keeps getting in the way!
I had rainbow Swiss chard and kale in my box. I looked up recipes online briefly, and came across a recipe for sauteed swiss chard with orange that sounded delicious and easy. It certainly was both!
Sauteed Swiss Chard and Kale with Orange
1 bunch Swiss chard, in bite sized pieces, tough stems removed
1 bunch kale, in bite sized pieces, tough stems removed
1 seedless orange
a little olive oil
salt and pepper
Heat olive oil in nonstick skillet. Add the peel of the orange, then add the greens. Move the greens around so that they wilt and cook uniformly. Once the greens are bright and the chard is wilty, section the orange into 6-8 pieces and add it to the pan. Squeeze the orange sections to release juice, and cook to warm the orange sections through. Salt and pepper to taste.
I was surprised at how good this was. Swiss chard is a bit like spinach. It has a similar texture, and isn’t too strong a flavor. The orange brightened up the greens and cut through some of the bitterness of the kale. This was so simple and delicious. I will definitely make this again (and probably will when I get my next CSA box).