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Sautéed Swiss Chard with Orange

(from Martha Stewart)


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 bunches of Swiss chard (large stems removed), cut leaves into 1 inch strips

Zest from 1 orange, cut into wide strips, plus juice

Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions: In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add Swiss Chard and orange zest. Cook, tossing frequently, until chard wilts, about 4 minutes. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper, then add juice of the orange; toss to coat.