Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1.5 pounds Swiss chard (I used red chard since the store was out of Swiss)
2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Rinse chard well to get rid of all grit. Tear leaves into bite-size pieces and cut stems into 1/2-inch pieces.
Heat skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic slices and allow garlic to saute for a few minutes. Add chard stems and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender (for about 3 minutes).
Add the chard leaves. Season with salt and pepper.
Cover, reduce heat slightly, and cook until leaves are wilted (about 3 minutes).