Swiss chard and radicchio braised in balsamic vinegar (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

Braising—cooking with fat and a small amount of liquid—can help bitter greens lose some of their edge. Adding tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar provides a tasty contrast. Accompany this dish with rice, quinoa, pasta, millet, or your favorite grain.

Ingredients
  • coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • onion, sliced into thin half-moons
  • Swiss chard, center stems removed and leaves chopped
  • radicchio head, cut into sixths and cored
  • homemade vegetable broth, store-bought broth, or water
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
Method
  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-low heat. Add onion in a single layer and cook, covered, without stirring. Meanwhile, wash and drain chard and radicchio.
  2. When the onion is lightly browned, add chard and radicchio to pan and cook, covered, just until wilted. Add broth and vinegar so that the vegetables cook in a small amount of liquid. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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