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swiss chard quesadillas

We headed out to Toast in Hull, MA for a Father’s Day breakfast yesterday morning! 

The have a great breakfast menu with a lot of different options.  I ended up with a Breakfast Sandwicheggs, pepper, onions and cheddar cheese on an english muffin.

With a Fresh Fruit Cup.

Once I was back home in Southie, I whipped up some dinner – Swiss Chard Quesadillas!

I started by chopping up the swiss chard stems.

And, sauteed them in a little olive oil, salt and pepper for about 7 minutes.

Then, I roughly chopped the leaves.

And, sauteed them in a little olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes.  After sauteeing for about 1 minute, I covered the pan and let cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.

The reason I cook the stems and leaves seperately is because they both cook for different amounts of time.  Both the leaves and stalks can be eaten and are delicious!

Afterthe chard was cooked, I made up a quesadilla.  I took a whole wheat wrap and spread on a layer of cheddar cheese, then chard leaves and stems, then a black bean burger and goat cheese.

Then, grilled the quesadilla for a few minutes on each side until the cheese was melted.

I cut up the quesadilla and served it with hot salsa on top.

It was spicy and delicious!  The chard was really good in the sandwich.

Then, we headed out for a walk to get ice cream!  A great Sunday night activity. 🙂