Wilted Swiss Chard with Garlic

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This recipe came from a page of chard recipes that my favorite farmer was giving out at market. Chard is one of the only greens that will grow well here in the summer. It's one of my perennial favorites!

Wilted Swiss Chard with Garlic

2 pounds Swiss chard, washed well, stems stripped and coarsely chopped,; leave wet
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
fresh lemon juice, optional

Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. All olive oil and garlic; saute 15 seconds. Add the wet chard, a handful at a time,. Stir after each addition. After all chard has been added, reduce heat to low, cover and cook 5 minutes. Chard should still be bright green, but wilted. Remove lid, raise heat to high and cook until liquid has evaporated; 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and lemon juice, if desired.