A Rainbow Chard Salad That's As Stunning As It Is Delicious

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Rainbow chard is a garden's biggest showoff — who doesn't love a vegetable with bright pink, yellow, and red stems contrasted by huge, dark-green leaves? Here, we've sauteed it with bacon, leeks, and the bright flavor of apple cider vinegar, to create a show-stopping side dish.

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Sauteed Rainbow Chard With Apple Cider Vinegar & Bacon
Adapted by Merce Muse
Serves 4

4 strips bacon, cut into chunks
2 leeks, white and light-green parts thinly sliced
3 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 bunches rainbow chard, cut into strips
3/4 cup chicken broth

1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring, until it begins to brown around the edges.

2. Add leeks and cook until slightly caramelized. Add garlic, salt, cayenne, and vinegar, and stir to combine.

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3.Bring to a quick simmer and cook until the liquid is reduced by half, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot.

4. Add in chopped chard and chicken broth and bring again to a simmer. Reduce the temp to medium-low and stir occasionally, until the chard is wilted and bright green.

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