Having a CSA share this summer has been amazing for both my budget and my cooking creativity…I often stick to the same version of meals every week (grain + vegetables + beans + some sort of dressing = most of my nightly meals), so it’s been awesome to get a box full of new vegetables every week to challenge me a little bit. The farmers also give us a newsletter that has recipes for that week’s produce. Here is a delicious and easy one they included this week, which comes from the website Eatin’ on the Cheap.

Sauteed Swiss Chard & Summer Squash

  • 3 medium squash or zucchini, sliced
  • 1 lb Swiss chard
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 T fresh oregano [I used 1 t dried]
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
Roughly chop Swiss chard leaves and stems, keeping them separate. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add onion, chard stems, and garlic to pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Add squash, chard leaves, oregano, and salt and pepper to pan. Toss the mixture until all of the veggies are coated with the oil. Continue to cook until the Swiss chard has wilted and the squash are cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
Remove the veggies from the pan and toss with crumbled feta cheese. Serve immediately!