Sauteed Swiss Chard

This recipe is quick and easy.

1 bunch Swiss chardth
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon each hot pepper flakes (optional) and salt

Trim bottom 1/4 inch from Swiss chard stems; discard.  Cut stems into 1-inch lengths; coarsely chop leaves.  Set aside.

In a deep frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute chard stems, pine nuts, onion, garlic, hot pepper flakes (if using) and salt, stirring occasionally, until stems are almost tender, about 8 minutes.  Add leaves; cook until wilted, about 3 minutes.

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